Pep Guardiola, perhaps for the first time in his managerial career, has come in for some serious stick in the last few days.
After playing another changed line-up and makeshift defence (partly because he had no choice) the Citizens were cut to ribbons last time out against Leicester City in a 4-2 loss and many have been determined to stick the knife in while they’ve had the chance.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 14, 2016
The rumblings continued after the weekend, too, as City found themselves falling further behind Chelsea at the top of the league and so, ahead of their game against Watford tonight, you’d have thought Pep would have tried to keep things low-key.
Instead, though, he’s pulled John Stones out of the side and taken Kelechi Iheanacho out, too, in another experimental looking team.
It’s got many people’s backs up on Twitter, and so whilst we wait to see if plan (well there aren’t enough letters) works, take a look at some of the best reactions…
— AGEMO .B. IDOWU™ (@SFC_BOSS) December 14, 2016
— Alec (@Alec_Gust) December 14, 2016
— • (@ThePepPlan) December 14, 2016
— FOZZY (@cal_forrester) December 14, 2016
— Ⓜ️ (@MoeIqbal_) December 14, 2016
— ㅤ (@Beardamendi) December 14, 2016
— Nickolaus John (@nickolausjohn) December 14, 2016