Guardiola was seen gesticulating and talking animatedly towards the Saints striker as he left the pitch at the Etihad Stadium and the FA were scrutinising video footage to see if the City boss had breached any of their misconduct rules.
But Redmond last night cleared up the controversy by saying: “Yes, he was very passionate, intense and aggressive but he was only very complimentary and positive to me.
“He commented on my qualities as a young English player and how he wanted me to attack his team more during the game in a similar way to last season.
“I told him I was doing what my manager had asked me to do. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.
“Nothing negative or offensive was said towards me from Pep and that’s what makes him one of the best managers in world football.
“Losing the game the way we did in the last kick of the game after working so hard for 90 plus minutes I was very disappointed but when one of the world’s best managers compliments you or gives you advice in any way, you listen.”
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