Pep Guardiola is looking forward to Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford. Manchester City will face off against local rival Manchester United on Sunday in the 191st Manchester derby.
City beat United in the most recent derby. A 2-1 win in last season’s FA Cup final secured City the second leg of the treble last season. They would go on to complete the treble a week later beating Inter Milan 1-nil in the UEFA Champions League final.
Pep Guardiola spoke about looking forward to going to Old Trafford and the importance of the derby. Speaking in his pre-game press conference he said: “When I was at Barcelona and Bayern and I travelled to England to play at Old Trafford it was always special. It’s a special place and here it is special for our fans. But at the end, it is just a football game, not like an FA Cup final or one of the last fixtures of the season where winning or losing can define winning the PL or not.”
The City boss added: “It’s ok. It’s a good rivalry. Each club respects the other. It’s my eighth season here and not bit issues happened. We won games, we lost games. The FA Cup final was special because we wanted to win because our side it was so important to arrive in Istanbul to do what we have done.”
Both sides will head into Sunday’s game on the back of wins. City have won their past two games against Brighton and Young Boys in the past week. Manchester United beat FC Copenhagen in midweek and have had back-to-back 2-1 wins over Sheffield United and Brentford in the Premier League.
Another big game awaits in the 191st Manchester derby on Sunday.