Manchester City could win the Premier League title on Sunday if results go their way – but Pep Guardiola expects Manchester United to keep them waiting.
If Man City beat Crystal Palace on Saturday and Liverpool leave Old Trafford with a win on Sunday, then City will be crowned champions with four games to spare.
However, Guardiola says he has seen enough of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United side to expect the title race to go on for a little longer at least.
Asked if he was thinking about potential success this weekend, City manager Guardiola told reporters on Friday: “Let me travel to London this afternoon, try to wake up good tomorrow and try to win the game.
“The rest we cannot control. It is a tough job. Crystal Palace has always been so difficult for us, I don’t remember an easy game when we play against them.
“United are an extraordinary team. They’ve arrived in their best form of the season in the last two months.
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“We need five points to be champions. Tomorrow (Saturday) we have an incredible opportunity to make this next step.
“Once we win this game, if it happens, we will think about what will happen.
“Now I cannot explain about the feelings in the future because I haven’t experienced it.”