Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep's Final Focus

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep's Final Focus

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PEP Guardiola says City winning at Wembley today is far more important to him than events at Old Trafford.

The Blues manager will be expecting his players to focus on the Carabao Cup final, while title rivals Liverpool take on United in an earlier kick-off.

Guardiola said the Blues 'won't have time' to take notice of events in Manchester as they go through their pre-match routine for the clash with Chelsea at Wembley.

And when asked whether he would prefer to win the final, or for Liverpool to lose a game that would hand the Blues a Premier League advantage with 11 games to go, he was unequivocal.

"City win," he said. "Once we are in the final, it is the most important game in the season. We know the Premier League is the most important one, of course the Champions League and the cup. …

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