Pep Guardiola berated Raheem Sterling for his showboating antics
Pep Guardiola berated Raheem Sterling for his showboating antics

City star taunts United... then gets berated by his own boss

PEP Guardiola was involved in a heated exchange with Raheem Sterling after the Manchester derby victory as he appeared to scald his forward for showboating.

Sterling put in a fine performance as City eased to a 3-1 win over Jose Mourinho's United, but Guardiola headed for the England man at the final whistle.

City's chief argued with Sterling on the pitch as Guardiola appeared to point towards the area where his player had been doing step overs.

Sterling's manager was not the only one disappointed with the action - which was joined by cries of 'Ole' from the home support - as Juan Mata remonstrated with his rival, too.

Afterwards, Guardiola explained he spoke with Sterling as "he made some movements with his legs that we could avoid".

 

The City boss added: "He's young and will learn."

It was an otherwise very pleasing afternoon for the Prem champs and league leaders as they moved 12 points ahead of United.

Sterling showboated in the closing stages of the match
Sterling showboated in the closing stages of the match

David Silva and Sergio Aguero sent the hosts 2-0 ahead before Anthony Martial gave United some hope with a second-half penalty.

But Ilkay Gundogan confirmed victory with a third goal in the final minutes of the game.

News Corp Australia

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