Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that a Manchester United win over Liverpool on Sunday would do his side a favour in the title race, but played down talk of a quadruple.
The Citizens take a break from defending their domestic crown as they take on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, whilst title rivals Liverpool are in Premier League action against bitter rivals United at Old Trafford - with Jurgen Klopp's side level on points with City.
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"It was never in the media that I'd be sacked if they lose this game or the other game. It never happened."
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"But now it is February and it is impossible to talk about winning four [trophies].
"We have a final and, once we are in the final, it is the most important game in the season.
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"Their players and their manager will be focused on winning the game."@ManCity boss Pep Guardiola says @ChelseaFC transfer ban won't affect Carabao Cup final: https://t.co/U07HtcJy2t pic.twitter.com/lfN836XD3Q
"To retain the title would be good, to play a final would be good.
"Ask me this question [about winning four trophies] in April or May and after I will tell you the answer. I will not lie to you in May.
"But now it is February and it is impossible to talk about that. It sells an illusion. How many times, in England, has one team won four titles in a season?
⬇ Sport This Weekend:— SPORF (@Sporf) February 23, 2019
⚽ Burnley vs Spurs
🏉 France vs Scotland
⚽ Bayern vs Hertha
⚽ Sevilla vs Barcelona
🏉 Wales vs England
🥊 DeGale vs Eubank
⚽ Man Utd vs Liverpool
🏉 Italy vs Ireland
⚽ Man City vs Chelsea
⚽ Monaco vs Lyon
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"Don't put that pressure on our shoulders because we don't deserve it. The legacy in Sir Alex Ferguson's United - he never did that. Liverpool in the '80s, how many Champions Leagues did they have in their pockets? They didn't do that."