Aberdeen’s under-11 side came face to face with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during their participation in the Manchester City International Cup tournament at the weekend.
The young Dons competed at the Etihad Campus in an eight-team tournament along with Chelsea, Juventus, Girona, Feyenoord, Shamrock Rovers, Wigan and host club Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola telling the @AberdeenFC youngsters he’s coming to our next game v Feyenoord……and he did!
A touch of class that costs nothing 👏 pic.twitter.com/if8HJSArBN
— Gavin Levey (@GavLevey) May 6, 2019
The Dons lost 1-0 to Chelsea, 1-0 to City and drew 1-1 with Wigan before beating Girona of Italy 2-1. Following their first win of the tournament Guardiola met the youngsters to congratulate them on their victory and returned to watch the young Dons face Dutch side Feyenoord.
Making memories! Pep Guardiola congratulates the @AberdeenFC youngsters after their 2-1 win over FC Girona at the Man City International Cup this afternoon. #YoungDonsInEurope pic.twitter.com/LNtdINlnv9
— Aberdeen FC Youth Academy (@AberdeenFCYouth) May 4, 2019
The Dons rounded off the tournament with 3-1 defeats to Feyenoord and Juventus and a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the quarter-final. Hosts City beat Chelsea to win the tournament.