PEP GUARDIOLA has named five Premier League teams who attack when they play Manchester City but snubs rivals Manchester United.
The Spaniard named Liverpool as the first side that isn't scared to go toe-to-toe with his title-winning side.
Liverpool's out-going, fearless approach when it comes to playing Cityisn't seen across the whole league though.
Pep's claims came after City took on Everton last season and recorded a narrow 1-0 win after spending 90 minutes trying to break the Toffees down.
Guardiola says most of the league adopt the approach of sitting in and making it difficult for his side.
He singled out five teams who give it a go against the defending Prem champions but SNUBBED rivals Man Utd.
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Guardiola said: "Yeah [sitting deeper]. Maybe we provoke them but most of them except Liverpool I would say, Brighton I would say, Arsenal in some moments I would say … let me think about it, maybe I’m forgetting someone.
"Aston Villa, we played there a little bit too. There are moments when they did it.
"But as a principle, when we make a good build-up, they sit.
"Leeds, as well. The rest, they sit back. But, honestly, I’m not saying nothing wrong. Every manager, every team can do whatever they want, absolutely.
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"It’s in our hands how to break them — teams that are high pressing, how to do it, and when teams sit back, how we have to do it.
"And one of the principles is be patient, don’t concede goals, don’t concede deep runs from them, counter attacks and be patient and in the right moment we can do it. Let’s continue doing it like this."
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