Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent a classy message to his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola whose mother died earlier this week after contracting coronavirus.
Guardiola’s mother Dolors Sala sadly passed away aged 82 in Barcelona after a battle with the killer virus.
The City boss is currently on lockdown in the UK after the Premier League season was postponed due to the pandemic.
The Spaniard has not been able to visit his family but the football world has offered their deepest sympathies.
Solskjaer is the latest to send a heartfelt message to his rival.
“Pep, we all think about him and his family,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
“It just goes to show that we have to… when we have the chance to spend time with our loved ones.
“Pep is such a fantastic human being and a manager, one that I’ve admired for many, many years.
“I hope that he can take care and look after himself and look after his own family in this difficult period. You don’t wish that up on anyone.”
United’s official Twitter account also sent their condolences to the City boss.
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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.”
Guardiola recently donated £920,000 to help provide medical equipment for the fight against coronavirus in Spain.
He also issued a stern warning to football supporters urging them to follow the lockdown rules.
“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,” he said.
“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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