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Man Utd legend Neville: Bayern Munich perfect for Guardiola

Manchester United legend Gary Neville can understand former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola resuming his career with Bayern Munich.

Neville wrote in the Mail on Sunday: "I was asked which club I would have liked to have played for if I had ever moved abroad and left Manchester United.

"And my first instinctive reaction was Bayern Munich, followed by Juventus.

"It was the little details that told you everything about the professionalism of the club. Like the team bus.

"They would always have their team bus, wherever they went. Most clubs, when they fly abroad, borrow a bus to get them from the airport to the hotel and stadium. Not Bayern Munich.

"Their bus driver would set off three or four days before the match, driving across countries, catching ferries, so that when the team arrived, their bus would be at the airport waiting for them.

"It was that attention to detail which so impressed me.

"When I spoke to Owen Hargreaves about the club at which he grew up during the Oliver Kahn, Steffen Effenburg era, you got a sense of the mentality that is bred into people at Bayern Munich.

"So while I was surprised when they announced this week that Pep Guardiola was their new manager, I shouldn't have been.

"In many ways it's a perfect fit. It's presented as a huge coup for Bayern, which it is, but I would almost go as far to suggest that Guardiola has got the better of the deal."

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