De Bruyne: Man City plan to dominate Man Utd in derby

10. Liverpool's 2001/02 team finished second with 80 points  find out which clubs rank as the best to finish runners up by clicking the arrow above

It was their 13th successive league victory and extending that run by beating arch-rivals and nearest challengers Manchester United at Old Trafford next weekend would put them in an even more dominant position. Pep Guardiola works relentlessly on his players' combinations in training, Silva and De Bruyne enjoy a particularly enhanced understanding, and their sharpness came at a time when they had worn West Ham down.

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.

"I don't believe in that s**t", he said. If someone believes it is karma then OK, everyone has their right to their opinion.

He said: "Maybe [it is] good for me to get a little bit of rest and prepare myself for Sunday". "It's a competition, you want to play against the best teams and the best players".

9. Manchester United's 2005/06 side finished second with 83 points
Arsenal won the title by winning 13 games in a row but Liverpool pushed them and the Reds conceded the fewest goals in the division

Silva has scored twice and provided eight assists in 15 Premier League appearances this season.

"It depends what they want to do", he added.

"He took a red card and that's the way it goes: you have injuries and suspensions". We never change. We try to do the things that we are good at.

De Bruyne, who played an instrumental part in City's winning goal against West Ham on Sunday reckons this derby will not one to miss, with United looking to close the gap between the two Manchester clubs. "I didn't see everyone play, but David Silva wants the ball and plays the same way against every team". They spent a lot of money, like a lot of the big teams. So far, that's seen us win games, so that's good'.

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