Pep Guardiola explains why he was so annoyed at Raheem Sterling after Man City 3-1 Man Utd

Pep Guardiola was not happy with Raheem Sterling after Man City 3-1 Man Utd

Pep Guardiola will be delighted with his team's performance as Manchester City overcame Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan were all on the scoresheet as the Citizens triumphed 3-1 over their rivals.

The Spanish manager revealed after the game that he was happy with the results his side had picked up so far this season.

“Man City right now, Liverpool and Chelsea and even Arsenal and Tottenham, they all have numbers to be champions, not just Man City,” said Guardiola, per the Mirror.

“But last season we didn’t get points in Anfield. We draw. Last season we lost here [against United]. Now we won. So it is good.”

But one person he was not happy with was Raheem Sterling.

With Man City 3-1 up and cruising to victory, Sterling produced some unnecessary step-overs which left Juan Mata incensed.

Watch his actions towards the end of the game below:

And Guardiola wasn't too happy after all.

He was captured going up to Sterling after the game and giving him a mouthful.

Watch his actions after the game below:

It was unknown why Guardiola was so annoyed with Sterling, although many football fans assumed it was because of his actions at the end.

And they were right to make that assumption.

Guardiola explained after the game why he was annoyed at Sterling and he made reference to that moment in the corner.

“I like a lot when he played [but] the best way to defend a result is to keep the ball,” Guardiola said, per the Mirror.

“He made some movements with the legs, we can avoid it but he is young, he can improve.”

Pep Guardiola watches on during Manchester City v Manchester United

So there you have it. That's good management from Guardiola.

Sterling's actions at the end were completely unnecessary and could be viewed as deliberately winding up Manchester United's players.

Guardiola identified that and made sure Sterling knew it was unacceptable to replicate that behaviour in the future.

Well done, Pep.

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