Manager Jose Mourinho dedicated Manchester United's 2-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday to beleaguered executive Ed Woodward as his club returned to winning ways in an incident-packed clash at Turf Moor.
'We lost at home, the fans were incredible to the team, the team understood that the direction was good, the result was bad.
"I think he is dealing very well with the pressure", he said. On Friday it was the same, he came in and was grinning, United tried to move the press conference on very quickly, and he was given the open goal of being asked something like 'How much do you enjoy managing Manchester United?'
"Someone needs to lose to drop the points. and it's still too early to say something", he said.
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"OK, the second half was bad but we have to keep this spirit and think about every game and be positive".
"We just hope to play as well as we did against Tottenham, but with different luck and a different result".
He told BBC Sport: "I have a strong suspicion the spectre of Zinedine Zidane might have a lot to do with Mourinho's anxieties. I'm hoping to repay that and give him what he wants from me".
"He could have scored more but maybe he was a bit exhausted, playing with 10 men".
"I know what I have to do".
"The spirit was great".
Yet Manchester City boss Guardiola insists Mourinho's pedigree can not be questioned and that it takes more than titles to mark out a good manager. "Then the fans of course were together with the team, especially in the way the team was playing and I feel a bit sorry that we didn't score a couple of goals in front of them because that would be magic for them".
Mourinho had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012, "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits", prosecutors said.
"Burnley have proved before me that they can handle the Premier League and now it's our time to show that".