Pep Guardiola Reveals Most Dangerous Man United Player

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has named the most dangerous Man United player that his side will try everything to minimise his ability to dictate play during the Manchester derby on Sunday.

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The City boss commended the Red Devils captain Bruno Fernandes, particularly his consistency over the past few years. He claimed that it takes special qualities for a player to be playing at the highest level every season and in all competitions.

The Cityzens will be the favourite to extend their unbeaten record when they welcome their local rivals Manchester United to Etihad Stadium. However, despite being the favourite, Pep Guardiola recognises how dangerous Fernandes and some other players in Erik ten Hag’s squad could be.

The City boss warned against complacency as United look to bounce back from a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Fulham. He said his side must put emotions aside even though there will be emotional moments in a derby match.

“What I learn from my experience in these types of games is to be more calm, relax, don’t talk about many things,” the Spaniard said.

“Just focus on tactics and what you have to do to beat them, not about emotions – because emotions will be there, without doubt.”

According to him, Bruno Fernandes remains the most dangerous Man United player being an emotional player, therefore, he deserves his commendation for what he has done for thr Red Devils.

“He is an exceptional player,” Guardiola said. “Especially the consistency to play in every single game and in every single competition.

“I admire him a lot for that. He is a guy that when he has the ball, something is going to happen. In set pieces, in connections with players up front with [Alejandro] Garnacho, with Rashford, all the strikers they have up there. What can I say, he is a really, really important player.”

When asked if his side will try and keep Fernandes quiet during the derby, he said: “Of course, it always has to be like that. Always he can be creating something.”

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