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Guardiola: Manchester Derby will be tight until the final minutes

Pep Guardiola has predicted that the Manchester derby this weekend will be a close affair, and could be decided in the final minutes.

Man City go into the game in sensational form, having scored 12 goals in their last two games, and still have their unbeaten league record intact after 11 games.

Manchester United meanwhile sit down in seventh in the Premier League after their less than impressive start to the campaign. However, they seemed to have turned a corner in recent games, with the Old Trafford faithful being reminded of the glory days, winning three of their last six games in ‘Fergie time’.

With the first Manchester derby of the season already upon us, Pep Guardiola doesn’t think either side will run away with the game:

“We are in good form and United are as well. Like in older games I think it will be so tight until the last minutes,” Guardiola said in his pre-match press conference.

“No team will dominate for the 90 minutes so we have to defend until the last minute and try to attack like we have in the last few games.”

Last season, City beat United at Old Trafford, but missed the chance to win the title against their Manchester rivals in the return fixture at the Etihad, when United came from two goals down to win 3-2.

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