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​Guardiola plays down Man City clinching title against Man Utd

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola knows a win will clinch his side the Premier League crown against Manchester United, but is taking nothing for granted.

"We are close to being champions. It's a coincidence because it's the derby but it doesn't matter. We just have to be focused on what we have to do to win the game."

"We have three massive games coming up - United, Liverpool and Spurs - we have to see the player's condition," said Guardiola.

"We have training later and we will see later. We will prepare the team to win the game."

The Catalan feels the City fans can play a big part in a win on Saturday.

"It will be so important in bad moments that we feel our supporters are there," he said. "Sometimes the players, managers they don't deserve the supporters but that is not the case (here).

"Wednesday was a tough result, so difficult, but we're going to try. Liverpool played like they always do at Anfield - the first 25 minutes of the second half we were good."

Ian Ferris
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