Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has voiced out that Manchester City is no longer scared of visiting Old Trafford ahead of their expected clash at the stadium tomorrow night.
Man City, who require a win to top the league and keep their title hopes alive and in their own hands, have a decent record at United in recent years, as they have faced defeat just once in the Premier League since 2011, unlike the Fergie days when Sir Alex Ferguson dominated.
His words, “The reason why [City have a good recent record] is the fact this club, in the last decade, grew a lot and it is not scary to go there and play when before it was maybe more difficult,” Guardiola told a news conference.
“The distance between the quality of the players that Manchester City had in the last 10 season made this game a little bit more equal than before, when in the past the gap was a little bit bigger.”
“It is a derby, and all the times we play against United they are special games and the players do their best for themselves, the fans and the club,” he added.
“I saw the game and I can imagine what will happen against us. It’s a different game — the Everton game is over.”
On KDB and his injury, he said, “Unfortunately it was one injury, then another one and another one,”
“He was safe from muscular problems and now he has had two or three.
“Normally, with the competition you have in England, you don’t have time to make a preparation.
“You play every three days. That is not the best way — the best way is to have a good preseason. Now he has to pay attention to the little details to see if he can play one or two more games this season and next season make a good preseason and take care of himself.”
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