Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could be in trouble for an incident that took place after their game with Southampton on Wednesday.
The Football Association have today confirmed that they have written to the Catalan manager to hear his explanation for confronting Nathan Redmond.
There were incredible scenes after the game due to Raheem Sterling’s 96th-minute winner and tempers were certainly flared.
That had a big effect on Pep Guardiola who bizarrely confronted Nathan Redmond after the final whistle had gone.
To the untrained eye, it looked as though Guardiola was having a go at the player for an unknown reason as he pushed the player in the chest.
Though, it was then revealed by the player himself that the Catalan manager was actually just complimenting him, even if it did look very different.
Guardiola explained in his post-match press conference that he had told the player that he needs to attack more if he is to show his true quality.
In defence, Redmond simply claimed that he was doing what his manager had told him to do, something which Guardiola didn’t agree with.
“He complimented my qualities as a young English player and that he wanted me to attack his team during the game like I did last year,”explained Redmond in a statement.
“I told him I was doing what my manager had asked me to do in the game. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less”.
Even though he may have been complimentary, he could still be facing a disrepute charge following his conduct.
Guardiola must submit his own version of events by 5pm on Monday in which the FA will then decide their action.
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