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Pep the Grinch – No Christmas party for City first team

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Pep Guardiola has told his first-team players at Manchester City they will not get to go to the club’s Christmas party this year.

Pep Guardiola doesn’t have the Christmas spirit this year.

His side trail league leaders Liverpool by 14 points.

They currently sit third in the league behind Leicester City.

This is not a position that Guardiola is used to.

Although some of his players have apparently given up on the league title, Pep is not one to quit.

He wants his team focused on getting their season back on track.

The humiliating Manchester derby defeat to cross-town rivals United at the Etihad has apparently sent him into Grinch mode.

According to sources close to Goal, he has forbidden his first team players from attending the annual Christmas shindig.

The club usually puts on a fantastic festive party for the entire club. The venue a swanky eatery in the heart of Manchester’s buzzing city.

While the party will go ahead, the first-teamers will not be attending.

Rather their focus will be on the upcoming jam-packed football schedule that awaits them.