I made mistake against Man Utd – Guardiola speaks on defeat to Manchester United

Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has taken full responsibility for their 2-1 loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday. Guardiola admitted that his first-half game plan was ineffective and acknowledged United’s quality in scoring two quick goals.

Despite bringing on Jeremy Doku in the second half, who scored a consolation goal, Guardiola expressed disappointment with his own decisions. He emphasized that it was his mistake and credited United for their performance.

Guardiola also sought to ease the pressure off his players after the defeat, acknowledging that losing finals is part of the game while praising his team’s overall performance throughout the season. He concluded by expressing determination to regroup and return stronger next season.