Guardiola and Haaland on the Manchester derby

Pep Guardiola and Erling Haaland say that Sunday's Manchester derby is an extra special date in the fixture calendar.

The City boss and our Norwegian striker sat down to offer their thoughts ahead of the latest instalment in our cross-city rivalry.

While Guardiola is no stranger to the demands of the fixture, having been in charge at City since 2016, for Haaland it will be his first taste of the unique atmosphere a Manchester derby provides.

However, the pair were as one in terms of the importance of the fixture - and just what it means to the fans, players and coaching staff.

And both admitted it was a game they were eagerly anticipating.

Play the video to get the thoughts of the boss and our Norwegian striker...