Both managers have a history extending to their time in La Liga and destiny, it seems has conspired to bring them back against each other in England. The Mancunian preseason friendly was won by United and a customary handshake after the game saw the bosses exchange a few words, with neither of them looking too pleased about it.
Mourinho versus Guardiola has been pitted up as the battle between the modern masters of management and the city of Manchester is sure to be brewing for another rivalry, this one being played on the sidelines.
The Portuguese, known for his media antics has made no secret about their enmity off the pitch and after witnessing the Spaniards reaction in the coming together post match. It is clear that hatred for the other still runs deeply inside them.
United and City will be going in to the new season with renewed expectations, of a sustained title challenge with both clubs investing heavily in their respective teams.
The former Barcelona and Madrid clients will be vying once again to outdo the old foe, one can be sure of more heated exchanges and media outrage in the coming campaign.
Check out the awkward post match handshake between the two below –