The Manchester derby is obviously long awaited. This Sunday, the city receives United with the huge desire to push a rival a little further, which is starting to wake up in recent weeks.
Attention, it's the weekend of the derby in Manchester! And inevitably, the city will be split in two this Sunday at 5.30 pm with the Blues against the Red Devils. "Derby are always special. We know it's important to the fans, but it's November and it's still at the start of the season. Perhaps the derby at Old Trafford will be more important because of its place in the season. I know it's important but last season we lost the derby but we won the championship"explained Pep Guardiola, no doubt eager to take pressure off his players.
And if he says that the pressure has clearly dropped by Jose Mourinho, he even had time to congratulate Manchester United during the last international break: "I'm in a good time. Against Juventus, I have a United that is very stable and involved in what it produces and that has given few chances. It was also the case of Stamford Bridge (against Chelsea), one of the most complicated stages".
Of course, there is no need to point out that City is also in a good period, without any defeat this season in the Premier League, a success on the field of Tottenham or 12 goals in the last 3 league games, not to mention the box against Shakhtar (6-0). "I hope it will be a good match, a good announcement for the Premier League"It slips the Citizen coach who obviously wants City fans to keep smiling after the game.
The boss knows how important it is #ManchesterDerby it's for the fans, but it minimizes its importance for the initial trick of the ranking.
– Manchester City (@ManCity) November 9, 2018