Pep Guardiola says his focus is always on making sure Manchester City are competing for trophies, not which clubs we’re up against.

The Catalan has dominated the Premier League during his seven years in England, winning five titles amongst a haul of 16 major honours.

This year’s title race sees us clashing with Liverpool and Arsenal, while the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa battle it out for Champions League slots.

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There has been suggestion that sixth-placed Manchester United could soon compete for the biggest prizes again.

Asked about the potential for our local rivals to be title challengers in future seasons, Guardiola insisted he was only interested in making sure City are part of the fight for every piece of silverware.

“What I want is Man City, my team, to be there. The rest I don’t care,” he said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth.

“We want to be there. With Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] and Jose Mourinho they were second. They have been there, maybe not as close as Liverpool.

“Always I expect since day one that United will be there. It didn’t happen. The reason why I don’t know but it’s their business not ours. We want to be there for ourselves.”

Watch Guardiola’s press conference above…

Bournemouth v City app coverage

Our official app allows you to follow all of the action from the Vitality Stadium in one place.


Minute-by-minute text updates will begin in our Matchday Centre two hours before kick-off, while our Matchday Live show will begin at 16:30 (UK). 

We will have guests Steve Howey, Lee Bradbury and Keith Curle on the latest Matchday Live show, offering their expert insight before, during and after the action. 

They will also answer viewer questions throughout the broadcast, with audience participation actively encouraged on Matchday Live. To get in touch, send a WhatsApp to: +447537186538.

During the game you can also listen to live audio commentary from Alistair Mann while our text commentary continues.

Make sure to have push notifications turned on as well, so you can be alerted to key moments in the action, including goals, red cards and the team news.

You’ll be able to watch brief highlights from 21:15 (UK) with extended highlights – and a CITY+ full-match replay - following at midnight.