Pep Guardiola speaking ahead of the crucial Manchester Derby encounter on Wednesday Night, said it is no longer “scary” for Manchester City to visit Old Trafford.
Pep Guardiola said; “The reason why (City have a good recent record) is the fact this club, in the last decade, grew a lot and it is not scary to go there and play when before it was maybe more difficult,” Guardiola told a news conference.
“The distance between the quality of the players that Manchester City had in the last 10 season made this game a little bit more equal than before when in the past the gap was a little bit bigger.”
City needs a victory to move above leaders Liverpool and keep their title hopes alive.
In recent years, the Citizens have a decent record against United having lost only once in the Premier League since 2011.
But they had only one win in 37 years before that as United, mainly under Sir Alex Ferguson, dominated the fixture.
Pep Guardiola’s side has won 10 successive Premier League games, while United have won just two of their last eight in all competitions and suffered a 4-0 thrashing at Everton on Sunday.