Man City boss Pep Guardiola fully focused on derby vs Man Utd after thrashing Club Brugge

After his side beat Club Brugge, Pep Guardiola immediately focused his attention on Saturday's derby against Manchester United.
City won 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium after their win against Belgium a fortnight back. This puts them in the lead of Champions League Group A.

Guardiola claimed that Brugge's game was the most important. The Manchester derby will be next in the Premier League, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Guardiola, City manager, stated that Guardiola believed today was more important than United. Man Utd is now the most important ever."

Image: Gabriel Jesus celebrating after scoring City's fourth victory

Guardiola answered the question "No." We would play tomorrow if it were tomorrow.

"The schedule is what it is, we sometimes play Tuesday or Friday. Sometimes it's 12.30, sometimes 5.30pm. It is pretty certain that Old Trafford will be open at 12.30 on Saturday.

Guardiola said that City don't get any help in a TV interview after the match. This raised eyebrows.

Image: Raheem sterling is welcomed after Man City's 3rd anniversary

He told BT Sport that Manchester City is a place where you realize no one can help you.

"Everything that we have done, must be repeated. This is why I feel so fulfilled. After being in large clubs, I get it. Perhaps. No. If we win, we do it. It's a fact that I have won all the titles at big clubs before.

When asked if that meant that his City's success meant more to him, he replied: "Absolutely. It is more enjoyable.

When asked by a reporter if he could clarify some of his remarks, the Spaniard became frustrated and lost his way.

He said: "Listen don't misunderstand me. What I am saying is that we did it for ourselves, and we deserve it. It was our own effort. It's so wonderful, and that's why I am very happy."

Image: Mahrez's header restored City’s lead

When asked what he felt he wasn't getting help for, he replied: "We don’t have to get helped, absolutely not." It is up to us to make it happen.

Guardiola was positive about the match, which City won with goals from Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling in the second period. This came after Phil Foden's goal was cancelled by a John Stones goal.

He stated that it was well deserved. The second half was great. They were so strong and attacked the channels, so it was difficult but it was a great game.

"It was crucial to take six points against Brugge following our Paris defeat. We will attempt to get one more point, or three, to qualify.

Philippe Clement, Brugge coach, acknowledged City deserved their win but felt that the scoreline didn't reflect his team's efforts.

Clement stated that he felt we performed better at home than in the match. We have learned many lessons. We have learned a lot from our mistakes.

"We were able to score our goal, but it was the second half that proved decisive. We had the chance to make it 2-1, and could have made them more doubtful.

"4-1 at the end of the game is a ridiculous scoreline. Manchester City was right to win, but the difference between the sides wasn't that significant.

What's next?

Manchester United

Manchester City Saturday 6th Nov 11:30am Kickoff 12:30pm

Manchester City will travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Saturday. Live coverage of the Premier League and Main Event is available on Sky Sports from 11.30pm. Kick-off is at 12.30pm.

Guardiola's side will be back in Champions League action when they host Paris Saint-Germain at The Etihad on Wednesday, November 24, kick-off 8pm.