PEP GUARDIOLA has been ripped by fans after including the Community Shield in Manchester City’s trophy haul for this season.
In Guardiola’s eyes City did the cup final double against Chelsea yesterday after beating them on penalties to win the Carabao Cup at Wembley.
Six months ago, at the same stadium, City beat Chelsea 2-0 to win the Community Shield.
Speaking after City retained the League Cup Guardiola was adamant his side had won their second trophy of the season.
Guardiola said: “The League Cup will not be our first trophy this season. We won the Community Shield.”
Fans on Twitter reacted to the quote as they suggested Guardiola was wrongly counting the Community Shield as a competitive trophy.
Some fans likened it to when Jose Mourinho suggested in 2017 that he steered Manchester United to the treble after winning the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield.
One said: “Well, Pep said if they win this today will be their 2nd trophy after the Community Shield. But when Mourinho said Community Shield was a trophy, the Pundits had a topic to talk about.”
Another said: “Have you seen Pep and City have are now classing the Community Shield as a trophy now…Petty Mourinho lives on.”
Another added: “Not a trophy. Jose at United did the “three” fingers for europa league and shield and we gave him pelters!! Will look good with the other 4 but a glorified Pre Season Friendly.”
One added: “Bit disturbing to hear Pep Guardiola refer to the Community Shield as a “title”.”