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05th Apr 2016

Gerard Pique explains the biggest difference between Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola

Two legends, two styles

Kevin Beirne

Most footballers never get the chance to work with one of the greats of the game, let alone two.

But Gerard Pique isn’t most footballers.

During his illustrious career, the Spanish centre-back has won six league titles in England and Spain, four Champions League titles, two European Championships and a World Cup.

He began his career in Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy but was snapped up by Manchester United as a teenager, before returning to Camp Nou four years later.

During his time at Old Trafford, the Spanish defender benefited from the instructions of Alex Ferguson, while his return to Catalunya coincided with Pep Guardiola’s appointment as Barca boss.

Speaking to former team-mate Rio Ferdinand, Pique opened up about the differences between Guardiola’s hands-on approach and Ferguson’s ‘godfather’ style.

Clip via Beanyman Sports