"If you are stable and you know what you have to do, the success and the good games are always coming up".
Jose Mourinho has described the quality of Manchester City's work on the pitch as "untouchable" while refusing to get embroiled in the controversy about alleged Financial Fair Play breaches made by his rivals. "Thank you", Guardiola said when asked if he was pleased the pre-match focus was not placed on the perceived battle between himself and Mourinho. "But in this moment I have only to think about football, and to think about football is to think about Manchester City as a football team there".
City would also remain top if they do not lose this afternoon. "That's made it hard to form any partnerships".
United came from behind to win 3-2 at the Etihad last season to delay City's title coronation and Mourinho said they go there on Sunday with the intention of doing the same.
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We have an opportunity with the game at Wembley to pay tribute. "In football, and in sport in general, people are not recognised or recognised too late".
Asked what it was about Aguero he was not a fan of, Mourinho responded: "I keep (that) for me".
Mourinho has spent an estimated £370 million ($480 million) on players since arriving at United in May 2016, while City manager Pep Guardiola is thought to have spent around £485 million over the same period. We either win or we fail, always.
"That feeling of being two goals behind was a frightful one and coming back from that was wonderful".
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has missed United's past two matches with a muscle problem, but could return against City.
"In my first season I had a situation of players like Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick - phenomenal players, some of the most important players in past years - going to the end", Mourinho continued.