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Guardiola admits he’s wary of Man United backlash in MCD

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that he is a little bit worried about a Man United backlash in the Manchester Derby tomorrow night at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have been in terrible form as of late, losing seven of the previous nine games, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have come in for widespread criticism after they fell to a humiliating 4-0 loss away to Everton on Sunday.

Tomorrow’s Derby is perfectly poised with City needing a win to regain top spot in the league, while United need a result to maintain their hopes of finishing in the top four this season.

When Guardiola was asked if he was worried about United’s reaction after their sobering defeat at Goodison Park, the former Barcelona coach replied:

“A little bit, yeah but even with a good result, their confidence would be higher,” Guardiola told his pre-match press conference.

“It is a derby and all the times we play against United, the derbies are always special games and the players do their best for the fans, for the club.

“I saw the game and I imagine what will happen against us. The game against Everton is over.”

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