Pep fires back at money digs

English Premier League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hit back at claims that the club are buying their success.

Guardiola jokingly claimed that all of the Citizens' success was due to the fact that they have a lot more money to buy 'incredible' players

The Manchester outfit have enjoyed a lot of domestic success since the takeover by Sheikh Mansour in 2008, but Guardiola says that normal for the elite clubs.

"We have this story behind us it will always be with us," Guardiola at his press conference, as per Goal.

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"Not just one journalist but many say the only reason why we is because of the money, it should be true, we can accept it. There are other clubs that spent and have higher budgets than us."

Asked if other clubs faced the same criticism, he added: "That’s come for us. I would say, we were not there, in the last 30 or 40 years playing with elite clubs.

"When United won it was because they spent more money than the other ones the same with Barcelona and Madrid. I don’t feel we are much different to the top elite clubs in the world in those terms but we have to accept it and do the best job we can."