Pep warns stars to take Newport seriously or miss Champions League

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Man Utd news Pep Guardiola has suggested Utd need to keep their feet on the ground

Speaking with BT Sport after the match, Guardiola conceded that it was a very tough game for his players but insisted they made the right adjustments to win.

Goals from Leroy Sane, Riyad Mahrez and a Phil Foden brace guided City to a 4-1 win over the Welsh side.

The Red Devils have lost just once since the former Norway forward took charge, coming in a 2-0 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 battle.

"He helped us to win the game with two incredible goals".

"The big mistake is believing you are better than the other ones".


Guardiola's men will now turn their attention to the Champions League as they prepare to get their knockout stage campaign underway on Wednesday night when they travel to face Bundesliga outfit Schalke.

"The home crowd was unbelievable, winning here, I understand English football today better than ever and how tough the cup is in these conditions".

11-time Premier League champions Manchester United have reportedly renewed their interest in highly rated Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves.

Nigeria worldwide, Leon Balogun, was absent as his team Brighton Hove Albion on Saturday progressed into the FA Cup quarter-finals, thanks to a 2-1 win over Derby County. To say you're the best team in Europe, better than Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, that has to be what they are after. We know what happened last season at Wigan. It was the worst conditions I have played in.

Class words, well spoken from Newport County striker Padraig Amond.


"We now need to make a big performance in Champions League".

Pep Guardiola has ruled out both Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy for this clash while Claudio Bravo and Eliaquim Mangala are long term absentees. However, they've won just one of their last six FA Cup away games against sides from a lower division (D4 L1), losing their last such game against Wigan.

Meanwhile, Guardiola's side will be in League Cup action on the same day as they face Chelsea in the final of the competition, having already played their scheduled fixture for the weekend against Everton, winning 2-0 at Goodison Park.

County boss Michael Flynn said: "I am very proud of the players".


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