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RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann reveals Pep Guardiola’s help before Manchester United fixture

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RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has revealed that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola visited their training centre ahead of their UEFA Champions League match with Manchester United in October. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side beat the Bundesliga side 5-0 in Group H.

However, they were knocked out of the competition in the reverse leg on matchday six with a disastrous defeat in Leipzig. Nagelsmann has now explained that Guardiola visited the Leipzig players and boss during their trip to Manchester during his day off.

“Pep, he has this sort of charisma,” Nagelsmann told BILD. “When we played United back in October, he came to visit the team and I on his day off just to say hello. That is very appreciative.”

Nagelsmann was touted as one of the potential replacements for Guardiola before he signed a new contract, and the German has previously spoken about his friendship with the City boss.


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