Manchester City were never interested in Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes, says Pep Guardiola

Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola spoke about Bruno Fernandes, who has been a revelation for Manchester United.

Pep Guardiola insisted Bruno Fernandes was once no longer a goal for Manchester City earlier than the Portuguese midfielder joined Premier League opponents Manchester United.

Fernandes swapped Sporting CP for United in a £47million deal all through the January switch window and he has reworked the Red Devils.

The 25-year-old Portugal global has already scored 3 objectives throughout all competitions – two of the ones within the Premier League whilst supplying as many assists.

Amid Fernandes’ shocking begin to existence in Manchester, City supervisor Guardiola mentioned his workforce have been by no means within the former Sporting captain.

“I said many times it looks like we are linked with a thousand million players every month,” Guardiola advised reviews forward of Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford. “I don’t know if the brokers wish to create one thing to do this.

“But I think the club was not in talks with his agent about this player, but they link this guy and a thousand million more.”

Guardiola added: “I don’t know what it approach ‘my type of player’. I love defenders too and just right headers.

“I don’t believe too much that these players are perfect for this team and manager. But I think he is an exceptional player and that is why Man United bought him.”

City shuttle to Old Trafford in 2nd place, 15 issues transparent of fifth-placed United – who’re in the middle of a nine-match unbeaten streak in all competitions.