Pep Guardiola reveals the edge Leeds United have over Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Leeds United will be dangerous opponents under Sam Allardyce given the boost clubs get under a new manager.

“Always the impact of your manager on the players in the first one or two games… of course every team is playing for important things but for Leeds to stay (up), the impact is huge,” Guardiola said on Friday.

“I don’t know the system he is going to play, we don’t have any info, we can imagine what he is trying to do with us. And again, it is a massive, massive important game for us.”

Told that Allardyce gave no hints about tactics in his own press conference earlier on Friday, Guardiola said: “When you don’t have info about the opponent… don’t focus much on them.

“Think about your team, analyse the West Ham game to help us know what to do for the next game, and that’s all.”