Man Utd send classy message to Man City after Pep Guardiola’s mum passes away
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola sadly lost his mother Dolors Sala yesterday as she passed away after contracting coronavirus at the age of 82.
Guardiola’s mum battled the killer virus in Barcelona but became another victim of the worldwide pandemic.
Tributes have flooded in for the City boss’ mother and rivals United showed their true class with a heartfelt message.
The Red Devils tweeted: “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news.
“We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family. #ACityUnited.”
City confirmed that Dolors had died in a devastating statement.
“The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus,” the statement read.
“She was 82-years-old.
“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”
United legend Rio Ferdinand also sent his condolences, saying: “Sending my love & condolences to Pep and his family!”
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City players expressed their sadness with goalkeeper Ederson leading the tributes.
“Thoughts to Pep and his family that has a lot of strength at that moment. We are with you,” he wrote on Instagram.
And Raheem Sterling said: “All my thoughts and my deepest condolences to Pep & his family.
“Tragic news and a sad reminder for us all to stay home and protect our people.”
Guardiola recently donated £920,000 to help provide medical equipment for the fight against coronavirus in Spain.
The Spaniard also issued a stern warning to football supporters urging them to follow the lockdown rules.
He said: “We miss football. We miss the life that we had a few days ago but now is the time to listen, to follow our scientists, doctors and nurses.
“You are my football family and we are going to do everything possible to make you feel better.
“We’ll come back from this stronger, better, kinder… and a little bit fatter. Stay inside, stay safe.”
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