De Bruyne: ‘We trained 10 minutes for Man United’
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De Bruyne: ‘We trained 10 minutes for Man United’

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has said what Manchester United fans will not enjoy hearing.

Following City’s 2-0 win over Manchester United nearly a week ago, where the English champions wholly dominated the Red Devils, De Bruyne has revealed the Cityzens hardly trained before the game.

“The day before a game we usually train tactically, based on how the opponent plays," De Bruyne told Dutch podcast Mid-Mid.

“Before United, Pep said: ‘We don’t know how they are going to play. We shall see’. And we stopped training after 10 minutes or so.

“Often Pep knows how the opponent is going to play. This time he didn’t know, so he didn’t know what to do.

“We have done what we always do, but he didn’t know beforehand if they would play with five at the back, with four, a diamond in the middle, or with three upfront.”

Meanwhile, City’s next league game following the FIFA break is the visit of Everton to the Etihad this weekend.

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