Wed 15 February 2023 | 13:40

Joao Cancelo rubbishes rumors about a bust-up with Pep Guardiola

After falling out of Man City's starting line-up, Joao Cancelo joined Bayern Munich on loan with an option to buy for €60m this January. The Portuguese player rubbishes the rumors of a fall out with the Citizens' boss Pep Guardiola.

Amid reports of a bust-up with Guardiola that lead up to his surprising January loan move to the Bundesliga champions,

Joao Cancelo

said he is grateful for what Guardiola has done for his career.



’s 1-0 Champions League victory over PSG, the Portuguese full-back told



"People who say that I fought with Guardiola [it] is a lie.

"I didn't feel important in the team in the last games. I spoke with the coach and he also agreed. And together with the club we decided that I had to leave, that it was the best for me."

With his contract with

Manchester City

due to expire in June 2027, Cancelo conceded the possibility that he will play for the Citizens again.

"I like the new opportunities, it's not against City,"

he added


"I think that at City he has taken the step to the level he wanted to reach, that's where I became the player I am today.

"I am grateful to both Pep and the club because they gave me everything. My daughter was born in Manchester and it's a club I'll never forget.

"And who knows, in football you never know and at the end of the year I can return."



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