Guardiola claims Man City will get more credit for title after Man United loss

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Pep Guardiola has claimed that Manchester City’s loss to Man United may well mean they get more credit for the title when they finally mathematically confirm they’ve won it.

City have been the standout team in the Premier League this season, and have been champions elect for some time – yet the loss against Man United made sure they’d be waiting for some time yet.

Standard Sport report Guardiola said: “For the fans it is tough and maybe we are going to get more credit if we are able to win the Premier League and people will say how tough it is to win.

“In November, December everybody said the Premier League is done. But it was a tough, tough fight to keep going every weekend to be focused. This is the first time we lost two games in a row.

“Of course we are sad for ourselves, for our fans – but we still have 13 points advantage and goal difference.

“We have to win two more games and after the game on Tuesday we are going to focus on the Premier League to try as quick as possible to get it.”

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Champions League

The Premier League trophy is on it’s way, and despite the loss against United City know they will be the ones lifting the important trophy come the end of the season – yet in terms of the Champions League City’s progression is far from certain after a poor performance against Liverpool.

For a team who were called the best the Premier League had seen to go from being so feared to beaten well twice in four days, Guardiola knows it’s sobering and a big performance in the Champions League on Tuesday night is an absolute must for them.

 

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