Pep Guardiola has praised Manchester United while suggesting that he only cares about the Manchester derby and not the past.
Manchester City will face their city rivals Manchester United in their upcoming Premier League fixture. Pep Guardiola’s team are unable to match their last season’s form as they see themselves in the third position, 11 points off the top spot.
United hold an edge over City on the Manchester Derby. In 178 meetings between them, the Red Devils have been victorious 73 times while the Sky Blues have won 54 times.
Regardless of United’s domination in the past years, Pep Guardiola has insisted that it will matter in the least when both sides go against each other on Sunday.
“It’s Man United. I respect what they’ve done for English football, European, and world football,” Guardiola was quoted by Daily Mail.
“It’s always United. It’s an important game, big rival, big history so of course, it is (one of the biggest games of the season).
“Normally here we speak about what happened in the past, the recent past, yesterday, the day before, everything has changed. I couldn’t care less and tomorrow is 5.30 pm and the players decide who is going to win.
“Of course United have a huge history and their quality is always there, but we must try to beat them. I speak to my players to see how to beat them.”