Shakhtar chief: Man Utd could beat Man City to Fred

Jonathan Hernandez
March 14, 2018

After the David Silva-inspired 2-0 win over Stoke City last night, Manchester City are just two wins away from the Premier League title and could win it in glorious fashion in the Manchester derby on April 7.

When can Manchester City win the Premier League and can they clinch it by beating Manchester United?

City were without top scorer Sergio Aguero but that mattered little as they barely needed to get out of second gear against the relegation-threatened Potters.

"The manager said it before the game, we'll look to keep this standard until the end of the season and hopefully into next season as well".

Meanwhile, Man City made three changes from the team that beat Chelsea last Sunday, with Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling all recalled.

Gaurdiuola said: "We want to be (Premier League) champions. but, believe me, before and after United we have (the Champions League) quarterfinals and at that moment it is the most important thing, focusing on the quarterfinals".

The Cape Town City head coach jetted off to the United Kingdom last weekend, as part of his UEFA Pro License course, where he watched arguably one of the best teams in Europe, Manchester City in action in one of the most elite European competitions.

"But, before and after United, we have the (Champions League) quarter-finals, and that is the most important thing to focus on".

"We are going to have lunch together, dinner, some people are playing golf. But the weather conditions are better than here - the forecast in Manchester is rain, rain, rain", he added.

"I understand for the fans, okay, but the important thing is to be champions".

"So we are going to go there and do the training we should be doing here".

"Normally the players with his ability maybe you think he's not a huge competitor, a fighter or helping the team defensively", Guardiola said.

The Manchester United legend said on MUTV's Paddy Crerand Show: "City will have a more hard time next this season than this season because everybody knows them now".

Two goals from David Silva gave City the victory at the bet365 Stadium and extended their lead at the top of the table to 16 points.

"We are very close, it had been 12 months where we have collected a lot of points and just lost one game", he said.

19 more strikes from now until the season's completion will see City hold the record for the most goals scored in a Premier League season.

"It is always a complicated here, but we put in a solid performance and controlled the game and didn't concede a goal".

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