Man United star says Pep Guardiola a ‘phenomenon’ but issues warning to incoming City boss

first_img1 Ander Herrera celebrates scoring for Manchester United Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has described Pep Guardiola as a ‘phenomenon’ – but has warned his fellow Spaniard the pressure on him to deliver at Manchester City will be huge.Guardiola was this week confirmed as City’s next manager, with the 45-year-old taking over from Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season.For Herrera, he will be a welcome addition to the Premier League given his pedigree in the game – he has won 19 trophies with Barcelona and Bayern Munich over the past eight years.But the United star is warning Guardiola that he has a big battle on his hands to live up to fans’ expectations at the Etihad Stadium.“I’m looking at it from a positive point of view,” Herrera told Spanish newspaper Marca.“They’re going to make us do better ourselves. Historically, City have always been below United, and this gives them a psychological advantage, because they are coming from behind.“With Pep, with the multi-million pound outlay they’ve made and will spend with him, I expect the pressure to be higher for them.“The fans are going to expect a lot: that they win the Premier League with a 10-point gap, that they reach the Champions League final….“Pep seems a phenomenon to me. His teams always entertain me a lot, but at City the expectations will be very big.”last_img read more