Manchester United are in the midst of a turbulence. Things are not looking too bright after their loss against Tottenham Hotspurs. Manager Jose Mourinho is under intense pressure and even though he claims that he has the support of his fans, he needs results in the near future to be comfortable with his job.
However, Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, believes that his rival from the other side of the city deserves a lot of respect for all his achievements. Despite having his own altercations with Mourinho when he was Real Madrid manager, Pep points out the success of his rival with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
'There is no doubt about his quality'
"The history, the way Jose did in all the places he was - it's hat's off. There are no doubts about his quality. You need players, good clubs that sustain you and support you, patience," Guardiola said.
However, he said that the position of any manager is dependent on the results and they will be judged only on the results they produce.
"Our position is results. Every manager what he believes, what he likes, tries to get results in his own style and the way he trains. We are judged on the results we get.," he said.
He further said that despite all the external scrutiny, only the players know about the managers since they work with them every day and they have more information than the rest of the world, which includes the fans and media.
"Only the players know exactly who we are and normally even then we are judged - if they play, the manager is good, if they don't play the manager is not good," he further said.
Earlier in the week, Mourinho wore a desolate look at the end of the match when United lost to Spurs, but put up a brave face in the post-match presser.
"Do you know what this means? 3-0. That also means three Premiership (titles) and I won more Premiership alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me and two for them," Mourinho said as he pointed three fingers to the media.