“No. Definitely not. Believe me. Definitely not”. Manchester City’s manager couldn’t have sounded more confident talking to reporters, answering the first question regarding the… inappropriate scenes that took place at Old Trafford last weekend, after the end of the Manchester derby, with members of both teams getting involved in a bust-up.
It was a derby, it was the closest rival. When United win they celebrate, when Arsenal win against United they celebrate, when Arsenal win the FA Cup last season they celebrate, but where? Inside the dressing room
Pep Guardiola said, talking about United’s claim that certain City players and member of the staff went too far while celebrating for their 2-1 win on Sunday.
We try to celebrate, because when we lose we try to accept the defeat, but when we win we celebrate. We celebrate in the right moments, for example we celebrated in Napoli when we qualified for the last-16 of the Champions League, you have to do that, but inside. I am the guy who encouraged them to do that, but inside, and after that what happened, happened, hopefully it will not happen again
the Catalan said, insisting over and over again that
it was correct, believe me. We jumped, because we were happy. People have to understand that we were happy. I think all the teams around the world when they win a derby they are so happy. When we won with Bayern [Munich] we were happy, when we won important games with Barcelona we celebrated. We didn’t do anything exceptional. We always have respect for our opponents.