Manchester United host Manchester City at Old Trafford in Saturday’s early kick off in a derby that is set to be the most expensive match-up in the history of football with 22 players worth over £670m in transfer fees and see the top-two earners in football at the moment go head-to-head. As it is widely expected the two managers are expected to pick up from where they left off in the Spainish La-Liga.
Don’t be suprised if the ‘Manchester Derby’ rises to the level of ‘El Clásico’ very soon.
Which one of them has won the most honours? – Pep or José?
José Mourinho – 23 Trophies
Pep Guardiola – 21 Trophies
With both sides having made unbeaten starts to the Premier League season under their new managers, we just have to keep our fingers crossed and our heads up on if one or both will drop points in the encounter.
Talking about these unarguably best two managers in the world of football today (Achievement-Wise), who would you love to have in your team?
If there was a slightly inferior team that wanted to become elite then José is the answer. He proved it at Porto and Inter that he can get these teams to play brilliantly together. While he has done well with the better lineups put in front of him (Chelsea & Real Madrid), he hasn’t quite gotten to the next level at those teams (talking about Uefa Champions League)…
Though he highly renowned for his tactical prowess, game management and adaptability to different situations,He loves a mind game so much that everything he does is a mind game.
If there was a team which needed to have some tactical finesse to get from one level to the next then Pep works it out. He’s shown to be a tactical mastermind (not that things don’t go wrong for him sometimes), who has a structure that can win everything. While he still didn’t fully replicated the results he had at Barcelona with Bayern, he’s shown that it does work quite effectively in the league, and all these he has brought along to Manchester City.
The lord of
tiki-taka football, who can actually make a goalkeeper have more successful passes in a game than any other outfield player, who can obviously get the best out of anybody he manages focuses more on possession with great discipline and pressing style.
Considering the fact that these geniuses play tactically opposite and also the fact both managers just got off with new teams, the outcome of the derby is still very hard to predict.
Games played: 16
José wins: 3
Pep wins: 7
Goals scored: Pep – 26, José – 16
Inter Milan 0-0 Barcelona
Barcelona 2-0 Inter Milan
Inter Milan 3-1 Barcelona
Barcelona 1-0 Inter Milan
Barcelona 5-0 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 1-1 Barcelona
Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona
Copa Del Rey
Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 1-2 Barcelona
Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid
Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona
Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid
Spanish Super Cup
Real Madrid 2-2 Barcelona
Barcelona 3-2 Real Madrid
Guardiola on Mourinho
“I said it many times – I have a lot of respect for Mourinho, I always try to learn from all of my colleagues – it’s the same with him”
“The rivalry is more from the media and we can’t control that.
When he ( José )was told the match was being cast as a rematch between himself and Guardiola, he replied: “That’s no problem.”