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Pep Guardiola invites Manchester United fans to Manchester City title parade

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
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Manchester United (opens in new tab) fans will be "welcome" at Manchester City (opens in new tab)'s victory parade if their rivals win the title, says Pep Guardiola.

The City boss was speaking before the final day of the season, as his side host Aston Villa (opens in new tab) knowing three points will see them retain their Premier League crown.

"So United like City more than Liverpool (opens in new tab)?" Guardiola jokingly asked journalists on Saturday. "I didn't know this..."

He continued his pre-match wisecracking by inviting United supporters to any title celebrations.

"[They are] welcome if they want to join in the streets," he quipped - but on one condition: "they have to wear a blue shirt".

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Funnily enough, it's hard to see any United fans taking Guardiola up on his invite (although they won't even have the choice if City slip up and Liverpool beat Wolves (opens in new tab) to snatch the title...).

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Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for The Analyst and When Saturday Comes, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and can also occasionally be found watching Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...