The 16-point gap to the second-place Red Devils highlights the gulf and Mourinho believes City will beat the record Premier League points haul of 95 set when he was at the Chelsea helm in 2004-05.
Guardiola called out Riaola, Pogba's agent, over his comments and also sarcastically thanked him at the same time.
On the other side of the city, Guardiola's men have a huge second-leg against Liverpool coming up on Tuesday - in which they trail 3-0 from the disastrous first-leg at Anfield. He deserves his players to play with better guys.
José Mourinho is understandably not thrilled by the possibility of turning up at the Etihad to watch Manchester City crowned champions, though he has at least promised to try to win the game rather than setting up defensively for a draw.
"The opponents want to beat you, you're a little bit more relaxed, the big achievement is already done so your intensity is sometimes (lower)".
Raiola told the BBC: "I never spoke to Pep Guardiola". I'm a coward. I don't understand why I am a so bad guy.
Despite having a number of injuries throughout the season, Mourinho finally has a fully fit squad, with only backup goalkeeper Sergio Romero unavailable due to an injury sustained on international duty two weeks ago. "He has to respect the dogs".
"Sometimes, his teams, they beat me; sometimes, I beat him, it's simple as that".
Raiola told BBC Sport he did not speak to Guardiola but did not deny telling City of the players' availability. You have to live these situations, once, twice or three times to become better players.
"He has to protect his players, so he has to know he cannot bring his players to me - a 'dog'".
When asked what his response to the offer was, Guardiola replied: "I said no. We don't have the money enough to buy Pogba because he is so expensive. Mourinho is trying to get that back and he is trying to get discipline and hard work".
"When the people say, 'You win because you spend €600m'". I don't know, I have no idea if they were interested (in Sanchez) or not.
Li Haotong begins his 2nd round at the Masters
Woods finished at four over, sneaking one shot inside the 36-hole cut line, and was joined by 2013 Masters victor Adam Scott (73). The par-3 contest has always been a superstitious kind of thing because nobody has won that and won the Masters in the same year.
IPL 2018 match Preview: Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians
The Indian Premier League is an nearly two-month event and will go on until May 31 keeping fans on their toes all this while. Playing at their home ground, it will be interesting to see how the Mumbai Indians will look to continue from past year .
Brace, New Yorkers: More snow is in the forecast
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In the drink! Day sends shot into fan's beer cup at Masters
Leishman leads the chase after he backed up an encouraging first-day 70 with a 67 that was illuminated by an eagle at the 15th. Sure, there are a few outliers in the group, including a pair of 41-year-olds, Henrik Stenson and Charley Hoffman.
Augusta State's Patrick Reed leads The Masters after two rounds
Summing up the first day, he said, "The putter did not work on the front nine and approach (shots did not work) on the back nine". Being able to play pain free has allowed Woods to be considered the favorite, according to Vegas, of winning the Masters .