Pep: My Game Plan vs Man Utd in FA Cup final wasn't good

Man City boss Pep Guardiola took the blame for Saturday's FA Cup final defeat to Man Utd.

Guardiola's side were beaten 2-1 at Wembley, with Jeremy Doku's late goal unable to inspire a comeback.

"First of all congratulation to Man Utd," he told his post-match press conference.

"My game plan wasn’t good. The second half was much better. We were more intense.

“The players know the reason why. Tactically it wasn’t good.

"You plan for a game and different positions, but it didn’t work.

"As always against United, we had control but like we did in the second-half, we couldn’t create.

“We are disappointed today. It’s normal when a team loses the final, but this season has been extraordinary.

“We have challenged for all the trophies in a good way. We now need to rest and come back.”

There was also praise for Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag, with Guardiola adding: "They have to take a decision [on Teg Hag's future].

"I don’t know, but he is lovely person, an extraordinary manager, winning the FA Cup was important for them like it was for us last season."