Leroy Sane made a miraculous return to the bench for Manchester City’s game against Basel after it was thought the German would miss at least another five weeks to injury.
The City boss even suggested Sane could have started the game, and Manchester United fans could not help but see the funny side.
Guardiola raged with the FA and referees when Sane was hacked down during an FA Cup tie against Cardiff City last month, and it was not the first time the Spaniard has called for more protection for his players.
Guardiola on Sane’s injury
‘You have to protect the players, I do not understand the goal [being disallowed] but that I can accept. But the referees have to protect the players and not just my players, all players. Where there is fault, there is fault and when it is dangerous, it is dangerous. You are not more brave for kicking. Sane will be out, I am not sure how long for, I am not a doctor.’
Jose Mourinho has accused Guardiola of lying about injuries to his players this season and United fans were quick to roast the City manager when Sane’s name appeared on the team sheet.
And it was not just United supporters who were giving Guardiola a hard time…