Roy Keane, a Manchester United legend, has praised Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for selling players such as Gabriel Jesus and Joao Cancelo as the Citizens won the Premier League title on Sunday.
Guardiola’s decision to move on these individuals was praised by Keane, who insisted that it was a sign of brilliance and that the Spaniard knew what he was doing.
Man City won their fifth Premier League title in the last six years on Sunday, defeating Chelsea 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
Following Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Guardiola’s side was named English champions.
The recruitment, the way he’s moved players on,” Keane told Sky Sports.
“City’s recruitment has been fantastic, but the way they have moved players on – players coming towards the end of their careers or players who Pep [Guardiola] maybe talked about getting fed up with – he’s moved them on, so he’s kept that hunger.
“The biggest challenge is always within the group and he’s clearly got brilliant players with brilliant characters. We saw him earlier in the season upsetting plenty of players – he upset De Bruyne, Walker, Stones, Cancelo – he got rid of Cancelo – and he moved Jesus on.
“He knows what he is doing, this man, he’s done it consistently and that is a sign of greatness.”