As the two clubs prepare to meet on Tuesday, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confesses he would ‘love’ for Manchester United to gain points off championship rivals Liverpool.
Liverpool takes on Manchester United this evening at Anfield, knowing that a win will lift the team above Manchester City and to the top of the Premier League table.
City play Brighton at the Etihad on Wednesday, and Guardiola confesses he’d want to see his team’s cross-town opponents do City a favor by putting an end to Liverpool’s title chances.
“I’ll watch it at home because I’m curious about the outcome; I’d like United to win, but that won’t change if we don’t perform well in the next few games.”
At his pre-match press conference, he observed, “We can learn something about both teams.” Guardiola’s side travel to Brighton having lost their last three games in all competitions, with their treble dreams dashed after an FA Cup semi-final defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.
Guardiola has been chastised for fielding an under-strength team at Wembley, but despite his side’s defeat, he claims he has no regrets after listening to the club’s medical specialists. “I have no regrets,” he stated. “I’m aware of the viewpoints.
“I made my decision for a variety of reasons. Kevin (De Bruyne) and Gundogan were both unprepared. “I stayed in a hotel in Madrid and in London, and I spoke with my physicians and physiotherapists.”
We listen and make decisions based on what we hear. We have a lot of information you don’t.” We wouldn’t run in the second half if we were fatigued. For many games, I rely heavily on my staff to provide information about player situations and attitudes. Following my decision-making,