• Southampton winger says ‘nothing negative or offensive was said’
• ‘Guardiola was only very complimentary and positive to me’
Nathan Redmond has defended Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola following their on-field altercation at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
The Southampton winger was confronted by Guardiola immediately after the final whistle in Manchester City’s 2-1 win. Redmond issued a statement on Twitter in response to growing media speculation, confirming “nothing negative or offensive was said”.