Pep prepared to ring changes for Man City-Man Utd clash

Manchester United v Manchester City- Premier League

Manchester United v Manchester City- Premier League

De Bruyne and City will be crowned Premier League champions on Saturday if they beat Mourinho's United - a result that would seal the title in dream fashion for an expectant Etihad Stadium faithful.

A victory in Saturday's clash against Jose Mourinho's Manchester United would see his side claim the title with six games remaining.

Pep Guardiola's side have been in sensational form in the Premier League this season but go into the fixture on the back of Wednesday evening's hugely disappointing defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League.

Guardiola has confirmed that Sergio Aguero will have a late fitness test ahead of the game after taking part in light training on Friday.

The league title being out of the picture, conceding "a double" against the city rivals will make things worse for the Portuguese boss, and he knows it himself.

The 26-year-old has played 135 times for City, scoring 34 goals and assisting a further 57 strikes. He's the boss, you can be good with each other but there's still a distance between a coach and a player.

Only twice before have teams recorded longer winning home runs in the Premier League - City themselves registered 20 victories in a row between March 2011 and March 2012 while Manchester United claimed 19 straight wins from October 2010 to October 2011.

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I felt the way City were chasing after me, the plan with all the people coming in, I thought for me, the probability of the type of football I can play, it would suit me the best.

"We need the support because we are so exhausted (and) because United rest all week. But in my case, I always try to play every match with the same mentality and responsibility and not try to make a derby an El Clásico or whatever we used to call it in Portugal and Spain - a special match". I would say a normal week - no midweek match or Champions League for us, so more time to train. I'm sure United will look to slow the game down and frustrate us as much as they can.

Mourinho said the disparity between City and United will be evident by the points difference between the sides at the end of the season.

"We are not, because City has a very good number of points that makes very, very hard for the second (placed team) to be fighting for the title, which we are not in this moment". I don't know if they were interested or not. But the first 25 minutes and the second half, we were so good. There will be a second chance after United, but not after Liverpool.

"Liverpool are nearly qualified for the semi-finals but we have 90 minutes".

We expect an enthralling derby with an expected goal fest from the top Manchester clubs. The door is nearly closed but a little bit open.

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