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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has spoken out Manchester United being level on points with first-placed Liverpool. United celebrated a victory over Aston Villa on New Year’s Day and climbed to second place with the same amount of points as the Reds.
Meanwhile, Guardiola’s side are currently 7th in the league table with 6 points behind the Reds and the Red Devils.
“I am pretty sure Ole is happier than me – but I am not concerned too much about United,” the City manager said.
“I am so busy with what we have to do day by day with the players we have and working with my exceptional group of people in the backroom staff to move us forward.
“If United are there it is because they deserve it. Since I arrived at City I expected United to be there all the time.
“Sometimes in the last couple of seasons, it could not always be possible especially in the Premier League.
“But now they are there and if you want to learn about this league, my advice to my players is don’t think much about the next four, five, six fixtures and think about what happens if you win this amount of games.
“So the best advice I can give is just focus on the next one and then the next after that.
“Because if you think what can happen in January and February and the two games we have in hand we can lose these two games.
“Anything can happen. Every game is so tough so it’s better to be calm.
“Before I landed here people said that the real Premier League is where everyone can lose to everyone. I didn’t see it until now.
“Now is the first time I see that one team is able to lose or win by seven then after that draw. The results are unpredictable.”