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Guardiola: I'm here to prove myself and silence the doubters

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has played down the importance of his rivalry with Jose Mourinho, saying the presence of the Manchester United boss will help him to improve.

The pair developed a rivalry in La Liga when Guardiola was in charge at Barcelona and Mourinho led Real Madrid.

Mourinho, though, was diplomatic when asked about the new City boss at his media unveiling this week, saying: "To speak about one manager, one club, and I don't like the word but one 'enemy,' is not right.

"One thing is that you are in a competition like I was in Spain when it is a two-horse race. In Italy it was three teams. But in the Premier League it doesn't make sense at all."

Guardiola agreed that the season would not be defined by his rivalry with

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