Manchester: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola showed flashes of frustration after the defending champions were held 1-1 at Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola gives instructions during the United match
The game saw Bastian Schweinsteiger sent off while centre-back Javi Martinez will miss the second leg on April 9 after being booked for a foul on Javier Hernandez. Guardiola afterwards expressed dissatisfaction with Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo.
"I spoke with the referee, and he knows my opinion," Guardiola said. "He gave me his opinion, and huge hug, and, 'Have a safe trip to Spain.'"
Asked if he had not agreed with his countryman's decision to dismiss Schweinsteiger, he replied: "Absolutely not. I spoke with the referee. I think he's a very good referee. He made a very, very good game. But it's unfair."
The former Barcelona manager then became involved in a terse exchange with a British journalist, after being asked if United had played in a negative manner.
The question was a reference to Guardiola's remark that United had played with "nine players in the box", but he replied: "I didn't say that. I didn't say that. I respect my colleague (United manager David Moyes)."
Seemingly annoyed, he added: "Look at me when I talk to you. I'm talking to you, but you don't look at me — you look that (elsewhere).'
Bayern characteristically enjoyed the lion's share of possession — 70 percent — but they created only a handful of clear opportunities.