It is Sunday Manchester Derby Day because Manchester City and Manchester United look each other in the eye on the 28th matchday in the Premier League. It could be a day with a new step towards history for the home team, but turntable Kevin De Bruyne does not care much about it.
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Pep Guardiola’s team is twelve points ahead of Leicester in England with 65 points from 27 games. Even with a defeat against the city rival, the gap remains eleven points. The Cityzens can hardly escape a new title.
In the meantime, Man City has already won 21 consecutive victories in all competitions. So a 22nd victory can be added on Sunday. Seven more to go and the English top club owns the world record. That now stands at 27 victories in a row and in the name of the Welsh club The New Saints.
But ‘KDB’ is not concerned with that at all. “We see City against United as a separate game,” said the Red Devil. “Not as match number 22. We have surprised ourselves with the series so far, but never really talked to each other about how many matches we have already won. The calendar is so crazy because we play every few days, so you don’t really have time to look back and think about it. Taking a record is fun. But you don’t think about it too much until the season is over. At the moment it really isn’t that important. ”
Man City still competes in four competitions. The Premier League leads with flying colors, the League Cup final has been reached, and there are also winning opportunities in the FA Cup and Champions League.
“We were not that far from a ‘quadruple’ two years ago, when we won three of the four prizes,” says De Bruyne. “But there are still a lot of games to play and it will be hectic. I think many sometimes underestimate this. For example. After playing against Borussia Mönchengladbach, we traveled back to England to play against West Ham on a Saturday. Without training, so just travel and play football. That is not easy and the opposition is not small. We want to win everything, but it is hard work. ”