Pep Guardiola has hailed Manchester City’s superb 4-1 victory against Wolves on Tuesday to earn their 21st straight win but insists the team’s focus is on the upcoming game against rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
City struck three times in the final 10 minutes, with Gabriel Jesus grabbing two, as City held off an unexpected Wolves fightback to claim a deserved win at the Etihad Stadium.
“Manchester United. That’s all we care [about now],” Guardiola told BT Sport.
“The champions are Liverpool, the crown belongs to them. We are in the best position right now to take them out and we are going to try, but they are the champions.
“There are 33 points to play for. Tomorrow our opponents will play, we have one or two days off and then we prepare for Manchester United at home.
“We are in a really good position – I did not expect to be in this position two or three months ago – but we need to be calm and compete like we did today.”
“I had a feeling we were going to be good,” he added. “I saw this morning the team, how focused they were when we warmed up. I thought they were ready.
“Wolves had one shot on target and got one goal – and after that they had a good five minutes. If you let them run they kill you, they are so good with their pace.
“But in 90 minutes we conceded so few actions to them and we created enough against them. It was an incredibly well deserved victory and a big compliment to the guys, they were outstanding.”
City remain top of the Premier League table with 15 points against second placed Manchester United who face Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.