Pep Guardiola warned all Manchester City (Man City) players not to let their guard down during the Manchester Derby this morning. The Spaniard assesses that Manchester United (MU) still has weapons to advance to the League Cup final (Carabao Cup).
Man City successfully beat MU 3-1 during the first leg of the semifinal round at Old Trafford, on January 8 yesterday. That makes The Citizens have the upper hand. They only need to draw when entertaining the Red Devils at the Etihad Stadium to qualify for the top match. Man City successfully beat MU 3-1 during the first leg of the semifinal at Old Trafford, on January 8 yesterday. That makes The Citizens have the upper hand. They only need to draw when entertaining the Red Devils at the Etihad Stadium to qualify for the top match.
The host even pitched despite losing 0-1 from his neighbors. In other words, it is very difficult for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s fleet to tackle Sergio Aguero et al. Because the visitors must win at least 2-0 or by a difference of two goals to extend the breath.
Especially when you see Man City’s recent performance. They have not been beaten for eight recent matches in all competitions, namely seven wins and one draw. His latest victim is Fulham who was hit by four goals without reply at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (1/26).
However, Guardiola did not consider it as a benchmark. The former Barcelona coach feels Man City must remain vigilant because MU is not an arbitrary team. Moreover, the Red Devils have begun to writhe.
‘MU is a good team. They have large weapons and squad with high quality. I really respect their history, MU as a club. They can just do it (turn things around),’ Guardiola said, reported Sky Sports.
Can win 6-0 at home to Tranmere Rovers in the fourth round of the FA Cup, showing that Juan Mata et al are still dangerous. Because of that Guardiola said Man City had to take the right approach and make the right decision about how to play.
‘MU can play positionally or attack. They have qualities in the middle, especially with (Juan) Mata, (Jesse) Lingard. They also have good players upfront. Ok, no (Marcus) Rashford. But, they still have (Anthony) Martial and (Daniel) James,’ he said.