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‘Pep will regret this decision’ - Manchester City’s decision to let Cancelo transfer to Bayern Munich questioned

06:28 GMT 31/01/2023
Pep Guardiola Joao Cancelo Chelsea Manchester City Premier League 2022-23
The supporters were shocked by the transfer of the full-back to Germany which they feel will come back to bite the Premier League champions

Fans in South Africa were left surprised and disappointed after Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo joined Bayern Munich on loan.

The Portugal international, who is considered among the best in the world in his position, sealed a shock transfer to the Bundesliga champions on Monday and the Bavarian giants have an option to make the move permanent in the summer.

While some supporters do not see anything wrong, a big number feel manager Pep Guardiola will regret the decision since they think Nathan Ake and youngster Rico Lewis, who have been playing at left-back for City this season, are not on Cancelo's level.

  • Joao Cancelo Pep Guardiola Man City Fulham 2022-23

    Pep will regret this

    Believe me, Pep [Guardiola] will regret this decision. From my side, Joao Cancelo is one of the best left-backs in Europe right now. - Hassan Ziyaad

  • Joao Cancelo Manchester City 2022-23

    City strengthening UCL opponents

    Sometimes I pity my [Man City] poor team on decision making! Why on earth should someone start to strengthen Champions League opponents! Worst news today [Monday]. Good luck Joao. Hope that kid [Rico] Lewis will deliver since that's where your trust is at the moment, Pep! - Klein Kay Jr

  • Nathan Ake Manchester City 2022-23

    Man City ‘not normal’

    Are Man City normal at all? So, [Rico] Lewis and Nathan Ake are better than Cancelo? Pep always thinks he knows a lot. Anyway, it's good news for us rivals. PSG in trouble. - Niba Klif

  • Joao Cancelo Manchester City 2022-23

    Pep knows what he’s doing

    Pep being ruthless and sending a message to the senior players that if you don't want to stay and fight for your place in the team, you can go. For us City fans, this seems like a disaster but no one knows what's good for the team than Pep. - Thee Johwstie Manamela

  • Erling Haaland Manchester City 2022-23

    Man City still strong

    When [Leroy] Sane was leaving, everyone thought that things would be difficult for Man City but instead they became stronger and won more tittles. So, Cancelo leaving won't affect Man City in any way as long as Pep is concerned. - Jubilant John

  • Pep Guardiola Manchester City 2022-23

    Guardiola a fair manager

    I am not the fan of Guardiola (I’m a Man United man) but I have to admit that he is very fair as a manager. He doesn’t keep the players just to have them on the bench to avoid other teams to build up. [Oleksandr] Zinchenko, [Gabriel] Jesus and now Cancelo, Guardiola is just letting them go and I respect that. - Pawel Rza

  • Joao Cancelo 2022-23

    City will miss Cancelo in big games

    Huge loss for City, they will soon regret it. Rico Lewis is good and has TAA [Trent Alexander-Arnold] vibes when he was upcoming at Liverpool but in the crucial Champions League matches, they will miss Cancelo. - Seluleko Ndlovu

  • Pep Guardiola puzzled Manchester City Southampton 2022-23

    Pep is ruthless

    Just like that? The ruthlessness of Pep. I hope this doesn't signal the beginning of an end of an era just like what is happening at Liverpool after they carelessly sold [Sadio] Mane. - Smart Nero Nnorom


    That’s why City won’t win UCL

    Bad news. How can Man City loan this versatile player? At first it was Zinchenko. What's wrong with Pep? We will never win Uefa Champions League. - Mthokozisi Mtho Msimango

  • Hasan Salihamidzic Julian Nagelsmann FC Bayern

    A bargain for Bayern

    I'm a Man United fan but I'm shocked by this move. What a bargain for the Bavarians! - Melusi Siyabonga Kubheka