Both teams are in different patches of form at the moment with City second on the table and United in eighth position.
City ace midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is still expected to miss the encounter due to an injury problem.
Speaking in the news conference, Guardiola suggested a tough matchup in the derby.
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Old Trafford, when I was in Barcelona or Bayern Munich and travelled to England it was always special, mancity.com quoted Guardiola as saying.
It is a special place here and here it is special for our fans. Its a game not like an FA Cup final or last games of the season that defines winning or not the Premier League, still we have only played nine fixtures and there are 87 points to play. We have to be focused.
United have always been it doesnt matter the manager always they are a tough opponent. The qualities of the individuals they have, the stadium, the character they have, the momentum. They can score goals, we know the quality they have. Always that has been and it will always be.
City defender Manuel Akanji is suspended for this fixture after his red card against Brighton and Hove Albion.
This game happens to be the 190th Manchester derby in history.
Manchester City are currently second on the Premier League table with 21 points after nine fixtures.
They sit in first position in Group G of the 2023/24 Champions League with nine points from three matches.
Manchester United are eighth position on the log with 15 points obtained from nine games.
They are third in Group A of the 2023/24 Champions League with three points after matchday three.
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