Pep Guardiola

Guardiola reveals why he hopes Manchester United win the Europa League

By Isoccer Staff

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hopes there are five English teams playing in the Champions League next season.

As things are, the top four Premier League sides will qualify for the competition, with City currently sitting in third.

However, with Manchester United still left in the Europa League and outside the top four places, Guardiola prefers them concentrating on that competition thus having five English participants.

“We have four teams fighting for two places,” he said, after City’s latest league win against Crystal Palace, as reported by Goal.

“Hopefully United can focus on the Europa League and next season we shall see five English teams in Europe which would be amazing.”

City boosted their chances with an emphatic 5-0 home victory over struggling Crystal Palace ending a run of back-to-back draws.

The result lifted them into third place, with three matches remaining, but playing a game more than Liverpool and United.

Guardiola, though, will finish the campaign trophyless something he’s not experienced in his previous eight managerial seasons.

The 46-year-old accumulated 14 trophies coaching boyhood club Barcelona before collecting seven major honours at Bayern Munich.

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