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Pep Talk: “Our fans always were, United as well. Especially in England, the supporters are so loyal.”

Catalan manager confident going in to Derby.

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The Manchester Derby is here! Pep Guardiola gave his pre match press conference and hit on injuries, fans and much more.

Let’s dive in-

“Eric is not fit,” he said at his pre-match press conference.

“He will be out for two or three weeks. Ilkay trained good.”

“Except two players, the others are fit,” he added.

“With this ridiculous rule everyone cannot be on the bench so that’s why the players have to be ready every week because there are guys waiting to be in the team.”

“Of course they are,” the manager responded when asked if fans will still feel involved.

“Our fans always were, United as well. Especially in England, the supporters are so loyal.

“It’s much better being at Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium with the fans. Step by step we will open stadiums in England, here in Manchester not yet.

“But when the officials say we can make the next step, we will do it and when it settles all round the world the fans will be back.”

Am excited for this one, nothing like a Manchester derby!