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Pep Guardiola Refuses To Criticise His Players After Defeat Vs Manchester United

08 Abril 2018, 08:00 | Gerardo Tarin

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Pep Guardiola insists he has not changed his selection plans for Saturday's Manchester derby in the wake of City's 3-0 defeat at Liverpool in midweek, Soccerway reports.

Earlier, had reported how Liverpool thrashed Premier League leaders Manchester City 3 - 0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final clash at Anfield.

United manager Jose Mourinho, though, was all smiles, especially as his match victor turned out to be the misfiring Pogba, who was reported by Guardiola to have originally been offered for sale to City before he was signed by United.

"The only thing is, Pep Guardiola might be tempted to rest some players with the return leg against Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday". "We were very active in all parts of the game, flawless in the spaces, very lively closing the gaps", he said, before praising his defence. Now in two days we have United at home, then two days after we have Liverpool. Of course, it is not Liverpool, it is the people - it was not only one, only two, only three.

The task is a simple one - beat United and City will seal the fastest-ever Premier League title in front of their own fans, forcing United to look on with envy.

Even Monaco last season were able to put three goals against City at the Etihad and put them out in the round of sixteen - City were unable to cope defensively with the relentless attacking powers of the French champions.

Anything other than a win on Saturday could well sour the mood at City which would be a travesty given how good they have been all season. "It would be wonderful, something different", he said.

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"And also during the game Liverpool were more alert, more aggressive and overpowered Manchester City".

Belgian midfielder De Bruyne has been their driving force, while David Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero have all played key roles.

"Whatever happens tomorrow we'll have six more (games in the league)". It's possible Chelsea fans will argue their 2004-05 team, with.

"If they won they are champions, for all the fans it would be like death", added Pogba, who has had a mixed season.

Bottles and cans smashed the windows of the bus, meaning City had to send for a replacement to leave the stadium after the match.

They're additionally liable to make sure their supporters behave appropriately no matter any negligence in relation to the organisation of the match.

The attack on the City bus should have led to the game being suspended, according to a psychologist specialising in workplace stress.

"The way we reacted was really good".

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