Pep Guardiola insists the championship chase is still open although Manchester United is still 11 points behind their competitors after a shock derby win.
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has cautioned his team that in the Premier League title chase Manchester United is still a challenge.
Man City stays 11 points clear at the top of the table and despite their shock 2-0 derby loss on Sunday, many analysts have already declared City champions.
City is in the midst of their final ten Premier League games, the first of which is against Southampton on Wednesday.
Asked about United having a chance of winning the title, Guardiola – who has every player fit – replied: “Of course. When the option is open, anything can happen in football.”
“Nobody thought we would do 21 games in a row, so anything can happen. United can do it.”
“We have 10 games left and we have to win six or seven to be champions mathematically. On Wednesday we are going to try to win the first one.”
“I think everyone has realised how difficult it is to win games – with the Premier League, it’s so complicated, so difficult.”
“Sometimes it’s good to realise what we have done and what we have to do.”
“We are alive in all competitions and now the important part of the season arrives.”