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Man City boss Guardiola responds to Man Utd’s poor start

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola played down rivals Manchester United’s poor start to the Premier League season.

The Red Devils sit a lowly 13th in the standings after three games, following defeats by Brighton and Tottenham and a victory over Leicester.

“(They) remain a great, a top team. We’re just in August,” Guardiola said ahead of City’s match against Newcastle.

“They are there but it’s just August, so a lot of points to play (for), and after the international break starts the real season.”

When asked if he was surprised at the pressure Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is currently under, despite his reputation and managerial experience, the Spaniard said: “(It’s) our job unfortunately. Our job depends on results.

“When we win we are good, when we don’t we are not good, it is simple like that.

“The important (thing) is to know the quality and I believe when you get (to) that level in the Premier League, all the managers are here because they are top, top managers.”

Spiky Pochettino says he’s not worried at losing Tottenham stars

Tottenham managed to keep their squad together as the transfer window shut across Europe, but boss Mauricio Pochettino said he would have been fine with losing any one of his players.

Their top stars were never expected to leave, but there was plenty of speculation that Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele would exit the club.

Pochettino has grown tired over the summer of speaking about those three players in particular and embarked on several monologues about the situation, citing any player could leave if they wanted to.

And the Argentinian had his final say on the matter, suggesting that he would have been fine if all his players left.

Asked about Alderweireld’s situation, a spiky Pochettino said: “Harry Kane is here, Dele Alli is here, (Victor) Wanyama is here, (Eric) Dier is here, (Fernando) Llorente is here, Alderweireld is here…

“I don’t understand why you focus only on some names.

“Maybe you have some information I don’t have. Or better relations with me than someone.

“If …