Guardiola slams former United stars over Man City criticism
LONDON, MAY 14: Pep Guardiola has hit back at former Manchester United stars Patrice Evra and Dimitar Berbatov for criticising the character of his Manchester City side after their painful Champions League exit.
Guardiola was infuriated by comments from the two players after City's defeat over two legs against Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the competition.
City conceded twice in the final minutes and eventually lost 6-5 on aggregate after the tie went to extra-time.
Evra said Guardiola's side lacked personality and leaders, while Berbatov questioned their concentration and focus.
City have responded in devastating fashion by scoring 10 goals in two games to move to the brink of a fourth Premier League title in five seasons.
Guardiola, who was also frustrated by recent criticism from former Real Madrid midfielder Clarence Seedorf, was scathing in his response to the doubters.
For ammunition the City boss referred to his Barcelona team, which outplayed United in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals.
Both Evra and Berbatov featured for United in 2009, while Evra was in the side that lost again two years later. -AFP