Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expressed sympathy towards Jose Mourinho who was sacked from his positon as Manchester United manager. Mourinho came under a lot of scrutiny due to his team’s lackluster performances this season and things got even worse for Manchester United after they lost 3-1 to Liverpool.
Speaking after Manchester City’s quarter-final win against Leicester City on penalties, Guardiola spoke about Mourinho’s sacking. He said, “When it happens I am sad for the managers. When the situation is not good, we are alone. I am close with all of them. In football it happens, but when the results are not good you can be sacked. Of course he doesn’t need me, he is so strong. I wish him all the best and soon he is going to come back.”
Manchester City did not have an easy match against Leicester City last night. Kevin de Bruyne scored his first goal of the season to give City an early lead. However, a 73rd minute goal from Marc Albrighton levelled things up for Leicester. The match eventually went to penalties. Both sides scored their first penalties but missed their second penalties. However, Ederson saved two of Leicester City’s final three penalties as Manchester City won 3-1.
The other Carabao Cup quarter-final saw Burton Albion qualifying for the semi-finals for the very first time in their history by beating Middlesbrough 1-0 at home.