Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has mockingly asserted that his City side only trained for 10 minutes before beating Manchester United in last weekend’s 2-0 victory at Old Trafford.
United suffered yet another home defeat as Pep Guardiola’s side put in a dominant performance. An own-goal from Red Devils defender Eric Bailly gave City the lead, before Bernardo Silva doubled the scoreline on the stroke of half-time.
The Belgian playmaker has revealed that City boss Guardiola only had a training session for just 10 minutes.
“The day before a game we usually train tactically, based on how the opponent plays,” De Bruyne told the MidMid podcast.
“But before United, Pep said: ‘We don’t know how they are going to play. We shall see’. And we stopped training after 10 minutes or so.”
He continued: “Often Pep knows how the opponent is going to play. This time he didn’t know, so he didn’t know what to do.
“We have done what we always do, but he didn’t know beforehand if they would play with five at the back, or with four, or with a diamond in the middle, or with three upfront.”