Pep Guardiola: Man United pay tribute to City manager's late mum

Pep Guardiola: Man United pay tribute to City manager's late mum

- Dolors Sala passed away at the age of 82 after she contracted the dreaded coronavirus

- Her death was announced on Monday, April 6, by Man City throwing the EPL into mourning

- She is survived by her husband, Valenti, and four children

Man United have joined other Premier League clubs in mourning the death of Pep Guardiola's mother, Dolors Sala.

Sala passed away at the age of 82 after contracting coronavirus, with Man City confirming the tragic news on Monday, April 6.

"The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old," the club announced.

Her death came just days after Guardiola donating a massive KSh 120 million (€1m) to help buy medical equipment in the wake of the pandemic.

News on Sala's death was received with shock and grief within the ranks of the Premier League, with City rival clubs including Man United extending their sympathies.

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"Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family. #ACityUnited," the Red Devils posted.

Metro UK reports Sala is survived by husband Valenti and four children, with Pep having two older siblings and a younger brother.

The City boss is currently back home in Barcelona where he has been engaging in spreading awareness on COVID-19.

Recently, he shared a video message to supporters, admitting he had missed football but urged supporters to stay home in a bid to combat the spread of the virus.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Pep Guardiola's mother Dolors Sala Carriois is the latest patient to lose the battle to the deadly Coronavirus, Man City confirmed, cited on Daily Mail.

The Etihad outfit confirmed the news on Monday, April 6, 2020 that Guardiola's mother had passed away at age 82.

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It read: "The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep's moth Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus.

"She was 82-years-old. Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends."

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