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Erik ten Hag knows the key to beat Guardiola in the Manchester derby

They shared training for a couple of seasons at Bayern Munich

By Harry Smith

They shared training for a couple of seasons at Bayern Munich
They shared training for a couple of seasons at Bayern Munich
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The Red Devils' next Premier League game will be against city rivals Manchester City. As the weekend fixture will be postponed due to police security issues. It will be the first edition where Pep and Erik meet again, now it will be to face each other in the Manchester derby at the home of the citizens.


Erik ten Hag was in coach charge of the club's youth team while Guardiola was in charge of Bayern's stellar team, where he was denied the Champions League, but that is where he implemented his characteristic style of play, a playing method that Erik ten Hag saw every day during the Spanish coach's tenure.


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"Working at such a big club with such influential personalities as Guardiola was like winning the lottery. I learned a lot from him. His philosophy is sensational and that's what I try to implement," he said when asked about his old friend, Pep Guardiola, who left Bayern Munich after winning everything in Germany, only missing the Champions League.


Manchester United are coming off four wins in a row after starting the season with defeats, one of them a scandalous drubbing. While Pep Guardiola's side are two points clear of Man Utd in the standings, it will be a key match-up for their title aspirations.


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Manchester United will arrive with no previous Premier League fixtures, their only game before this crucial clash will be the one they have pending in the Europa League, they practically have more than two weeks to do a little pre-season and look to win the derby.


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