Kompany: Winning title against United would be once in a lifetime opportunity

Pep Guardiola focused solely on Stoke as Manchester City close in on title

City, who need four more wins to wrap up the Premier League title, also start with Jesus's compatriot midfielder Fernandinho and injury-prone Belgian central defender Vincent Kompany.

"He is a huge competitor". I'm sure it won't be handed to us.

Jadon Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in summer, while Ademola Lookman and Reece Oxford are on loan at RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach respectively. For the fans United is important but the most important thing is to be champions. "When and where it doesn't matter".

They start tonight in 19th place against the league leaders, only a point off 17th but with a run of fixtures that brings them Everton at home, Arsenal away and Spurs at home after tonight's meeting with the team that whacked them 7-2 in the autumn.

Stoke are mired in the bottom three on the back of just one win in 10 league games. The bad news is that visiting the bet365 Stadium on Monday evening is champions elect Manchester City.

"The manager said it before the game, we'll look to keep this standard until end of season and hopefully into next season as well".

"We are going to have lunch together, dinner, some people are playing golf". The weather in Manchester is supposed to be rain'. He trains in all the training sessions with us. "Last season we were there and it was good and that's why we're going to the airport now".

Manchester City's David Silva, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Stoke City and Manchester City at the Bet 365 Stadium in Stoke on Trent, England, Monday, March 12, 2018. "I know in my private life it's a very hard moment, but my son is fighting".

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"David just explained his story, it puts everything into perspective for us", said the defender.

"Obviously we won't have much of the ball, but when we do have it we have to be ruthless with it and try and hurt them - and take them out of their zone of being comfortable", he added.

Guardiola also hailed Silva, now in his eighth season City, for his ability to adapt to the Premier League's physicality.

Guardiola cited Spain's worldwide success with Premier League players.

If not Jesus, then Pep Guardiola will likely turn to Sergio Aguero, who has led the line with distinction in his absence and already has 21 Premier League goals to his name this season. "There is always room for improvement and that is what we will do".

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