After Manchester City’s victory against Leipzig (7-0) on Tuesday evening, Pep Guardiola delivered a surprising anecdote about Julia Roberts.

Manchester City’s qualification for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, obtained at the expense of Leipzig on Tuesday evening, visibly freed up Pep Guardiola. In a press conference, after the card of his family against the Germans (7-0) with a quintuplet from the Norwegian cyborg Erling Haaland, the Catalan coach delivered himself as rarely by entrusting the journalists present at the Etihad Stadium with a funny story about… Julia Roberts!

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“I’m failing in the Champions League. If I win it three times in a row, I will stay in checkhe said, before launching into an amazing story. I have three idols in my life: Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Julia Roberts. Julia Roberts came to Manchester years ago, not in the 90s when Sir Alex (Ferguson) was winning title after title. It came in the period when we were better than United, four or five years ago. And she went to visit Manchester United. She didn’t come to see us. »

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The visit of the American actress to the north of England actually dates back to November 2016. Accompanied by her husband and children, she had come to watch a Red Devils match, then coached by José Mourinho, against West Ham at Old Trafford (1-1). “That’s why even if I win the Champions League, it won’t compare to the fact that Julia Roberts came to Manchester and didn’t come to see us.added the Cityzens coach. Even if I win the Champions League, it will not be comparable to this disappointment I had. »

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