Manchester United visit rivals Manchester City with the home side on the cusp of winning the Premier League title, but United boss Jose Mourinho preferred to concentrate on his owns team's aspirations.
"My motivation is to finish second," he said.
"Mathematically the top four is not done. That is first objective. After that I don't hide. In practical terms 2nd, 3rd, 4th is the same because we don't win the title but we qualify for the Champions League group phase. I prefer to finish second; we have been in second position for many months.
"My objective for tomorrow is to try to have points to finish second."
"It's easy to go to the books and to understand that with this number of points we would normally have been close most seasons," he added.
"We are not because City have a good number of points. It is very difficult for the second team to be (not) fighting for the title, which we are not at this moment."