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Sport Neville says Guardiola faces 'one of his biggest jobs in football'

04:06  28 september  2020
04:06  28 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Gary Neville believes Pep Guardiola is facing one of the biggest tasks of his managerial career to reclaim the Premier League title after watching his Manchester City side capitulate against Leicester.

Brendan Rodgers' men stunned Man City in a 5-2 victory which saw Eric Garcia, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy gift three penalties to the visitors and cast further doubts as to whether Guardiola's men can take the Premier League crown off Liverpool this year.

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Neville and his brother Phil Neville sit helplessly in the dug out as their side is totally outclassed by Barca. Neville was asked about his future three times in his post-match press conference in which he spoke 'This was one of my most painful nights in football ,' he said . 'The scoreline is unacceptable.

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a person in a blue shirt: Gary Neville believes Pep Guardiola is facing one of the biggest tasks of his managerial career © Provided by Daily Mail Gary Neville believes Pep Guardiola is facing one of the biggest tasks of his managerial career Jamie Vardy standing in front of a crowd: Guardiola saw his Manchester City side capitulate against a Jamie Vardy-inspired Leicester © Provided by Daily Mail Guardiola saw his Manchester City side capitulate against a Jamie Vardy-inspired Leicester

And Neville claimed old wounds from the previous campaign had reared their ugly heads again during the Foxes' onslaught.

'They were so good in the opening 25 minutes but as soon as Leicester broke on them a couple of times, you felt that, psychologically, it just damaged them,' Neville told Sky Sports.

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'Some of the wounds from last season are reappearing. The bugs that cost them the title. Certainly, you can get at this Manchester City back four a lot quicker that you could previously. They don't seem to react in transition higher up as they did.

Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville are posing for a picture: And Gary Neville (front) believes City are facing an uphill battle to reclaim the Premier League © Provided by Daily Mail And Gary Neville (front) believes City are facing an uphill battle to reclaim the Premier League

'He [Guardiola] has set the standard. Is it fair to say that as he stands on the touchline here today with no title last season, he has got the biggest job that he has probably ever had in football at this moment in time, to win the title again.

'He could go two seasons without it because they do look well behind Liverpool compared to what we saw at Stamford Bridge last week.

'We know the standard that Liverpool are setting. When you think of the business they have done in the last week. I know it is early but Liverpool will be watching this game and they will gain in confidence from this. You do.

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Pep Guardiola took his first ever training session at Manchester City on Tuesday morning. The session at the City Football Academy was the players' first chance to work with their new coaching staff. Guardiola shakes hands with Manchester City's teenage Spanish right-back Pablo Maffeo (right).

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'It is not that they will be thinking they are going to win the league because City are not at it. There is a long way to go but when you see your main rivals losing like this, it just gives you encouragement. It makes you feel stronger.'

a person wearing a uniform: Neville added City's shambolic display would have given Jurgen Klopp's men confidence © Provided by Daily Mail Neville added City's shambolic display would have given Jurgen Klopp's men confidence

Graeme Souness also told Sky Sports he believes Jurgen Klopp's side will run away with the title again this year after City's shambolic defensive display.

'Liverpool won by 18 points (last season). Liverpool in my opinion have strengthened big time.

'I look at City now whether Ruben Dias comes in, it'll have to be more than Dias to take City from 18 points behind Liverpool to getting in front of them. Liverpool are stronger today than they were 12 months ago. That's a marker, when you look at what City have shown.

a man throwing a ball: Ruben Dias is expected to sign for City shortly after waving goodbye to Benfica on Saturday © Provided by Daily Mail Ruben Dias is expected to sign for City shortly after waving goodbye to Benfica on Saturday

'After all the teams we've seen that can challenge, it's Leicester after today but we're three games in. Some players need five or six (games) to get up to speed. But right now, I think Liverpool could run away with it.'

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Dias is expected to sign for City shortly after waving goodbye to Benfica on Saturday, with Guardiola investing heavily in his defence again having already signed Nathan Ake for £35million this summer.

Dias will cost in the region of £64m, with Nicolas Otamendi going the other way for around £14m.

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