Manchester United took a cheeky jibe at Pep Guardiola after his regretful comments about Julia Roberts. Guardiola stated he was immensely disappointed that Roberts came to Manchester but did not visit Manchester City and instead visited the red half, United. The Red Devils happened to choose today for their throwback picture of Roberts visiting Old Trafford.
United’s official Instagram account captioned the post: “Throwing it back to when @JuliaRoberts visited Old Trafford”
Pep Guardiola had said that he has three idols and one of them was Roberts. He said, “I have three idols in my life. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Julia Roberts. These are my three idols.”
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The timing of the throwback makes it very clear that United’s Instagram admin took advantage of the opportunity. They saw an opening and took a jibe at their rival manager. Not seeing his idol visiting his club is a regret Guardiola holds close to himself.
Even the Champions League title will not wash away Pep Guardiola’s Julia Roberts regret
After inflicting a 7-0 drubbing to Red Bull Leipzig, Guardiola was in a jovial mood in his post-match press conference. He was talking about Julia Roberts, one of his idols.
Guardiola said, “Julia Roberts years ago came to Manchester – not in the 90s when Sir Alex [Ferguson] was winning titles and titles and titles. She came in the period where we were better than United, in these four or five years, right?
“And she went to visit Man United. She didn’t come to see us. That’s why even if I win the Champions League it will not compare for the fact that Julia Roberts came to Manchester and didn’t come to see us.”
🚨🚨🎙️| Pep Guardiola: “Julia Roberts [his idol] came to England a few years ago in the period when #mufc were not good, we were better and she came to Manchester United, she didn’t come to see us. Even if I win the Champions League, it cannot make up for Julia Roberts not coming… https://t.co/p5T88ASYvp pic.twitter.com/KBpDQZSyKI
— centredevils. (@centredevils) March 14, 2023
Guardiola’s City has qualified for the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League after defeating Leipzig 8-1 on aggregate. After drawing 1-1 in the first leg, City scored seven at the Etihad.
Erling Haaland scored five goals out of the seven. He scored all five goals within 60 minutes but was substituted in the 62nd minute and could not get a shot at breaking the record for most goals scored in a UCL match (5) held by Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano. Many fans claimed that it was Guardiola’s bias that made him sub out Haaland.
Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin de Bruyne were the other scorers on the night for City. Guardiola’s men next face Burnley at the Etihad for the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, March 18, 2023.