Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists beating Manchester United on Sunday is his only focus despite his the Cityzens are close in on the Premier League title as well as a record winning streak in Europe’s major leagues.
City defeated Wolves 4-1 on Tuesday night with Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus the latest members of Guardiola’s deep squad to star.
The result left them 15 points clear of second-place United at the top of the table and closed out a 21st successive victory in all competitions, now only two behind Bayern Munich’s record set last year. But the manager was adamant his team will not be thinking beyond the weekend’s derby.
Guardiola said on BT Sport: “Manchester United is the only care (now),”
“We are going to talk about the records and everything we have done in the league when it will be over, so (now it is all on) Manchester United.
“The champions are Liverpool. The crown belongs to them. We are in the best position right now to take them out, and we are going to try. We want to win it and then defend it for the whole of next season. Now it is about rest for everyone, especially mentally, because we do not have much time and next it is Man United at home.”