Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola expects a low-key birthday, but which other Premier League manager remembered his special day?
Pep Guardiola hasn't set a points target for his Manchester City side, he just wants them to collect as many as possible and avoid thinking about Liverpool. Manchester City are determined to avoid breaking their wage structure even if means missing out on top targets, sources have told ESPN FC.
The Premier League champions were in the race to sign Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong before he agreed to join Barcelona in an €75 million deal.
ESPN FC has been told that Barca was De Jong's first choice but City backed off when they were unwilling to match the 21-year-old's salary — reported to be around €16m a year plus easily-obtainable bonuses.