City Want ‘Historic’ Title Win When They Play United
Manchester City want to give their supporters a “historic” day by clinching the Premier League title against bitter rivals Manchester United, their midfielder Kevin de Bruyne said.
Pep Guardiola‘s City face the mouth-watering prospect of being crowned league champions for the third time since 2012 if they beat United at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
“We are going to relish this position,” De Bruyne told British media.
“These are the games you play the whole season for. It would be wonderful, something different – you know how it goes between them, you know the history, so it would be historic,” the Belgian added.
City cruised to a 3-1 victory over Everton on Saturday to maintain their 16-point advantage at the top of the table.
While United have been second for most of the season, City have looked almost certain to secure their first league title under Guardiola for many months now.
When the sides met in December, City ran out 2-1 winners at Old Trafford.
Three points in the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday will be enough to give City the title and end United’s forlorn chase.
City’s only league defeat this season came at Anfield where they conceded three goals in nine second-half minutes as Liverpool won 4-3.