“So United likes City more than Liverpool?”- Pep Guardiola wants Manchester United fans to wear blue shirts if Manchester City wins the Premier League

Pep Guardiola has admitted his surprise that Manchester United fans would generally prefer his Manchester City side to pip Liverpool to the Premier League title on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola has admitted his surprise that Manchester United fans would generally prefer his Manchester City side to pip Liverpool to the Premier League title on Sunday. While United and Liverpool share a long-standing and heated rivalry, City has only really competed with their neighbors since a lucrative takeover in 2008.

Jurgen Klopp’s side also still has a slim chance of winning an unprecedented quadruple, which would eclipse Man Utd’s 1999 treble win. The Reds have already won the Carabao and FA cups this season, while they will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on 28 May.

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“So United likes City more than Liverpool?”- Pep Guardiola wants Manchester United fans to wear blue shirts if Manchester City wins the Premier League 2

To snatch the Premier League title from Man City, Liverpool must beat Wolves at Anfield and hope that the Citizens drop points against Aston Villa – managed by Reds legend Steven Gerrard – at the Etihad Stadium.

Speaking to the media ahead of a huge final game of the season, City boss Guardiola expressed his surprise at having the backing of the club’s Manchester rivals and jokingly urged them to join in the celebrations if things went to plan.

“So United likes City more than Liverpool? Oh my God, I didn’t know it,” Guardiola said. “Welcome to United fans if they want to join us in the streets but they have to wear the blue shirts, they have to wear it. I was wrong when I said everybody in this country wants Liverpool to win.”

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Manchester City have got the better of Manchester United on both the occasions this season

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Winning a derby means everything for fans as they enjoy the bragging rights of the city till the next derby arrives. Manchester United know all about this as they have been the dominant side of their counterpart for much of the club’s history. That all has changed over the last decade since the citizen’s takeover in 2008.

This season, Manchester City has swept the floor in both their clashes against Manchester United, beating them comfortably on both occasions. At Old Trafford, the score was 2-0 in City’s favor but that does not convey the whole story. City was far more the better side than the scoreline suggests.

In the reverse fixture at Ethihad, Manchester City ran riot again with two goals from both Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez sealing a comfortable 4-1 victory ensuring a double over their arch-nemesis.

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