But the Spain worldwide has not travelled for Wednesday's Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk, where Guardiola is expected to rest other key stars given his team have already secured progress to the knockout stages as Group F winners.
Yaya Toure believes Manchester City are "practising the best football in Europe" as they look to finish the Champions League group stage with a 100 per cent record. We defended much better today.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne wishes Paul Pogba were available for Sunday's Premier League derby because he relishes playing against "the best teams and the best players". They spent a lot of money, like a lot of the big teams.
Madrid finished the 2011-12 season as champions and Guardiola, worn out by the constant sniping, stepped down at Camp Nou and would not resurface at Bayern Munich for another year.
United sealed progression to the competition's last 16 for the first time in four seasons after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford cancelled out Alan Dzagoev's opener. But by the time of their most recent meeting, at the Etihad Stadium in April, thoughts of an all-Manchester title shootout had vanished. City eventually finished third as United trailed home in sixth place, but Mourinho could reflect on the season with greater satisfaction after leading his team to a League Cup and Europa League double.
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"If City were to win this, are they uncatchable?"
United are just eight points behind City, but Pep Guardiola's side are now enjoying an extended unbeaten run - having won their last 13 games.
If City win at Old Trafford they will move 11 points clear at the top.
"We have played against some unbelievable teams this season, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal and we did well".
David Silva runs off in celebration after scoring the victor yesterday.
"It's a big victory", Guardiola told the BBC.