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Guardiola rejects criticism from Chinese media

Paul Mariner sifts through the latest transfer rumours, including a potential key loss for Manchester City and Keylor Navas' future at Real Madrid.

HONG KONG -- Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City against "false" accusations in the Chinese media that the club were disrespectful to their hosts during a preseason to trip to Shanghai.

City, who spent five days in Shanghai while participating in last week's Premier League Asia Trophy, were the subject of an article on Xinhua's English language site on Monday which criticised the club for a tour which was designed only to "win wallets, not hearts and minds."

But Guardiola, speaking in Hong...

Man City miss three penalties in Asia Trophy loss

Steve Nicol doesn't understand Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's decision to let his players choose their captain.

Rui Patricio saved three penalties as Wolves defeated Premier League champions Manchester City to claim the Premier League Asia Trophy 3-2 in a penalty shootout in Shanghai on Saturday.

The Portuguese goalkeeper kept out spot kicks from Ilkay Gundogan, David Silva and Lukas Nmecha as Nuno Espirto Santo's Wolves side won the four-team preseason tournament, which also featured Newcastle United and West Ham United, after the game was goalless at the end of 90 minutes.

The match at Hongkou Stadium was...