'Impossible' to repeat season that broke records, says Pep

Pep Guardiola will be satisfied with the tour

Pep Guardiola will be satisfied with the tour Credit Getty

Pep Guardiola is relishing meeting Niko Kovač as Manchester City take on Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup and hopes the two club's will face each other again in the Champions League this season.

But City were pegged back within six minutes after Mohamed Salah came off the bench and equalised, before Mane converted a spot-kick at the death.

"When we made a decision to extend the contract, first of all I am comfortable, the second one is the club trust what we are doing", he said.

The 32-year-old was bought as a winger in his early days, however, the World Cup victor has played in all the attacking front behind the striker in these couple of years.

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No Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva or Sergio Aguero meant more time for manager Pep Guardiola to get a glimpse of young talents like Phil Foden and Jack Harrison, both of whom have made the most of their opportunity in a crowded Man City midfield.

"It was nice as he had a conversation with my brother and me, where we learned a lot".

Klopp praised Mane's performance after coming on in the second half. He had a big impact together with Sadio and Dom [Solanke], and the midfield with Marko [Grujic], Pedro [Chirivella] and Ben [Woodburn] played fantastic.

"Who I will play for I don't know. We only need to keep on working and make sure that in two weeks we have fresher legs than tonight". The opener came in the 15th minute, when they overloaded on the right wing, freeing up space for Rafinha to float in a cross that Shabani emphatically headed home.

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City's official Twitter account shared the thoughts of Guardiola on the upcoming Premier League season, as the former Barcelona boss argued: "Liverpool are always contenders to win the title".

"I will have been 10 years at the club - and that will be it".

Diehard fans usually greet the major football clubs' pre-season tour of far-off countries with a distinct slice of cynicism, perceiving their run as pure money-makers for already wedged pockets, but often the matches conjure up moments of excellence for them to stand up and be counted. "We can not only go for a 1-0 here, 1-0 there - I know if you win silverware in the end then people are probably happy, but the whole year was still rubbish".

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