Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will play golf fairly than watch Manchester United’s game in opposition to West Brom on Sunday – in spite of understanding his facet may win the Premier League identify.
City, who beat Tottenham Three-1 on Saturday, will probably be topped champions if United lose at Old Trafford.
“The only score I want to know is bogey or birdie,” mentioned Guardiola, who will play along with his son.
“I think United will win. We depend on us.”
City cling a 16-point lead over second-placed United, who’ve six video games to play when compared to City’s 5.
If United beat backside membership West Brom, they will have to additionally steer clear of defeat at Bournemouth on Wednesday to save you City successful the identify.
City face relegation-threatened Swansea at Etihad Stadium on 22 April.
“Will I hear the scores? Bogey, double-bogey, birdie,” mentioned Guardiola.
“The important thing is to have the chance to win at home. I am delighted to have the chance to win in front of our people.”
City let slip a 2-Zero lead to lose Three-2 within the Manchester derby on 7 April, when victory would have clinched the identify.
‘Sterling can also be one of international’s very best’
Gabriel Jesus and an Ilkay Gundogan penalty put City 2-Zero up in opposition to Spurs at Wembley, and Raheem Sterling sealed victory after Christian Eriksen scored in opposition to the run of play.
England ahead Sterling has scored 17 league targets this season – and 22 in all competitions, a minimum of two times as many as he has prior to now controlled in a season.
The 23-year-old, who has been nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year, used to be criticised for lacking probabilities within the defeat through United and in addition wasted alternatives in opposition to Spurs ahead of smashing house from shut vary within the 72nd minute.
“The moment Sterling increases his goals, he will be one of the best players in the world because he has everything,” mentioned Guardiola.
“He is young and he is able to do it.”
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright mentioned on Match of the Day: “People communicate concerning the misses however he has to elevate on.
“The approach he were given in positions… he is been doing all of it season and he is not afraid to get in there and omit probabilities. That’s what’s going to make him elevate on scoring.”
‘People do not perceive the truth of soccer’
City had persisted a torrid 10 days, shedding two times to Liverpool as they have been knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals, with the derby defeat sandwiched in between.
But Guardiola mentioned: “I mentioned to my personnel after 10-15 mins, ‘after as of late we can be champions’.
“After the final week to come right here and play like we did, we can be champions.
“People say it used to be a large failure, what took place final week, however they do not perceive the truth of soccer.
“You can win the Champions League in seven video games; the league is 10 months.
“I am sorry, it is a lot more essential what those guys have carried out this season.”