Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen for a derby win over rivals, Manchester United as both teams go head-on in a Super Sunday clash at the Etihad.
The Chilean gaffer has expressly declared that he is by no means carried away with the turbulence that may be going on at United but instead he is firmly focused on getting the vital three points needed to boost his team’s chances either for a top-four finish or the EPL title itself.
Though the Red Devils were knocked out of the Europa League by Liverpool, Pellegrini told reporters that he would not make the mistake of believing that United are weak at the moment; hence beating them will also come easy on Sunday.
He said: “I don’t think we can take advantage of that. I don’t know what has happened in Manchester United. It’s not my duty (to know) what happens with the fans or Louis van Gaal.
“We will play against a strong team with a lot of history and they will do all they can to win that game, so we must not be trusting in those kind of things.
“We must try to have a good performance to win the game on the pitch. “When you play a derby it doesn’t matter which positions you are fighting for. The important thing is to win that game because you have to wait for the next season, a lot of months, for the next one. It is always important to have that last win.”
At this point, victory is paramount for City as a defeat could see them slip to fifth this weekend if West Ham win at Chelsea on Saturday.