After a shock derby victory, Manchester United is only 11 points behind their rivals, but Pep Guardiola maintains the title race is still open. Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City players that Manchester United remains a threat in the Premier League title race.
Despite their shock 2-0 derby loss on Sunday, many observers have already named City champions, and they continue to lead the table by 11 points. City is in the midst of their final ten Premier League games, the first of which takes place on Wednesday against Southampton.
When asked if United has a chance to win the league, Guardiola, who has every player fit, said: “Yes, of course. In football, something can happen when the choice is available. Nobody expected us to win 21 games in a row, but anything is possible. United can do this. We still have ten games to play, and we need to win six or seven of them to mathematically be champions. We’re going to fight to win the first one on Wednesday.
Everyone has realized how difficult it is to win games in the Premier League, which is very complicated and difficult. It’s also helpful to remember what we’ve done and what we still have to do. We’re still in all of the tournaments, and the most critical part of the season is upon us.”