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Guardiola questions validity of the Community Shield

Pep Guardiola has shot down talk of the quadruple once and for all - because he reckons Manchester City are actually chasing five trophie Credit: PA

Pep Guardiola has shot down talk of the quadruple once and for all - because he reckons Manchester City are actually chasing five trophies.

City, who already have the Carabao Cup in the bag, remain in the hunt for an unprecedented four-timer having reached the FA Cup final, sitting second in the Premier League and facing Tottenham in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Yet Guardiola, who has constantly played down talk of City achieving the quadruple, maintains his side have already won two trophies with three more still to play for.

"The Community Shield? Nobody counts it, that's the question, I would like an answer," he said.

"The Community Shield maybe counts for last season, but last season when we went on holiday it wasn't there.

"In Spain and Germany it's important. We have won two titles this season and have three to play but everyone says one. Why play if it doesn't count? We could have longer holidays."