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Pep Guardiola prioritising Manchester City's Champions League campaign

Pep Guardiola is prioritising Manchester City's Champions League game with Club Brugge over the derby with Manchester United.

The Spanish coach knows that beating the Belgian outfit will help City move closer to the knockout stages and believes that the game hold's more importance than the Premier League meeting with United on Saturday (06.11.21).

Guardiola said: “This is more important than United – this game gives us an incredible possibility to make a step forward to qualify for the last 16.

“In the Premier League there are many games; in this competition just six [in the group] and now three left: they are decisive, three and four – the most important games.”

City come into the game after defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend but Guardiola believes that the team are in their "best moment" since he arrived at the club in 2016.

He said: “We are playing at an incredible level – the way we have been playing in the last month, month and a half.

“I would say one of the best moments, maybe the best moment since we’ve been here. The results are many things, circumstances, and we have to improve. Our solidity, in terms of the process, we are doing really, really well.”

Guardiola added that he is more concerned with his team's performances as opposed to results.

The manager said: "Football is a game where you win and lose. I’m only concerned about the way we play. Defeat was tough but we know the calendar, how busy it is. We want to finish this run well with the [Manchester] United game [on Saturday] before the international break."

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