Manchester United captain confirms retirement decision; while Pep Guardiola claims that Manchester City fans want title win against local rivals Man United.
Man City fans want title win against Manchester United – Guardiola
Spanish manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that Manchester City fans wish to win the Premier League title against local rivals Manchester United.
The Citizens will host Jose Mourinho side on 7th April at Etihad Stadium in their return match of the Premier League.
Guardiola’s side have sealed their 26th victory on Monday following a 2-0 victory over Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.
“To be champions is tough, it’s complicated,” Guardiola told Sky Sports News. “Our club does not have a history of a lot of titles. As soon as possible will be better but now we can be relaxed, the players go away with their international teams. It doesn’t matter where we win it.”
“I understand that it is important to our fans to win it against United. But the target is the next game at Everton. After that, if we play like today sooner or later we will be champions.”
City are now 16 points clear at the top of the table David Silva’s brace on Monday night.
Man United captain confirms retirement decision
Manchester United captain Michael Carrick has confirmed that he will be retiring at the end of this season.
The 36-year-old has been at Old Trafford for 12 seasons and has been a magnificent midfielder in the spell.
The England international was signed legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2006 from Tottenham Hotspur as Michael Keane replacement.
“There comes a time when your body tells you it is time to stop. That is where I am at,” Carrick said. “After the heart issue, I had two or three days thinking ‘am I going to carry on?’ I got back fit and wanted to finish on my own terms.”
“I need to keep myself fit and ready. Hopefully, I can get some game time and I am still enjoying training. I am trying to help a lot more because I understand where I am at.”
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