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Guardiola rejects claims Man City was disrespectful in China

HONG KONG (AP) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has rejected claims that the Premier League champions were arrogant and disrespectful during their preseason visit to China last week.

China's state-run news agency Xinhua published an editorial in English that criticized the conduct of the team during the Premier League Asia Trophy in Nanjing and Shanghai.

The editorial was headlined "Chinese fans' love for Man City goes unreciprocated on home soil" and accused the club of visiting China only to "win wallets, not hearts and minds."

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