‘Throwing it back to when Julia Roberts visited Old Trafford’: Manchester United poke fun at Pep Guardiola after he said he will always be a ‘failure’ at Man City because his ‘idol’ opted to visit rivals instead
- Man City thrashed RB Leipzig 7-0 in their Champions League last-16 second leg
- Pep Guardiola joked he will always be a failure at City due to one bizarre reason
- The Spaniard still bemoans the fact that his idol Julia Roberts visited Old Trafford
Manchester United have made an amusing response to Pep Guardiola’s bizarre claim that he will always be a ‘failure’ at Manchester City because his idol Julia Roberts once visited Old Trafford instead of the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola hilariously insisted that even three Champions League trophies wouldn’t be enough to make his time at City a success – because his side were once snubbed by Roberts.
The manager was unsurprisingly in good spirits after his side thrashed RB Leipizig 7-0 (8-1) to ease into the quarter-finals on Tuesday night.
Guardiola revealed that Roberts is one of his three idols, alongside golf legend Tiger Woods and NBA all-time great Michael Jordan, and subsequently admitted his disappointment that the Hollywood star chose to visit United’s ground instead of City’s when she travelled to England in 2016.
‘Julia Roberts years ago came to Manchester – not in the 90s when Sir Alex (Ferguson) was winning titles and titles and titles,’ he said in his post-match press conference. ‘She came in the period where we were better than United, in these four or five years, right?
Manchester United shared this tweet in response to Pep Guardiola’s bizarre claim
Guardiola joked he will always be a failure at Manchester City because his side were once snubbed by his long-time idol Julia Roberts
‘And she went to visit Man United. She didn’t come to see us. That’s why even if I win the Champions League it will not compare for the fact that Julia Roberts came to Manchester and didn’t come to see us.
‘Even if I win the Champions League it will not compare to this disappointment I had.’
And United have been quick to poke fun at the City boss with a post on social media.
‘Throwing it back to when Julia Roberts visited Old Trafford,’ they wrote on Twitter with a smug emoji, accompanied by a set of pictures of Roberts clearly enjoying herself on the famous Old Trafford pitch.
United fans enjoyed the response with one saying the ‘admin deserves a raise’ and another describing it as ‘elite level trolling’.
Roberts visited Old Trafford back in 2016 to watch Manchester United face West Ham
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