Guardiola puts Man City on red alert

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Manager warns his players Man United are susceptible of wrecking their treble dreams successful FA Cup final


Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City stars that Manchester United are susceptible of wrecking their treble dreams successful Saturday's FA Cup final.

City volition get astatine Wembley this play hoping to implicit the 2nd portion of their unthinkable bid to triumph the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup successful a azygous season.

Guardiola's broadside clinched a 5th Premier League rubric successful six seasons with 3 games to spare, giving the City brag an accidental to remainder cardinal players and fine-tune his tactics up of the 2 matches that volition specify their season.

After facing bitter rivals United successful the archetypal all-Manchester FA Cup final, City question to Istanbul to play Inter Milan successful the Champions League last connected June 10.

Guardiola's sole absorption this week has been United, who basal successful the mode of the club's effort to emulate their neighbours' historical treble triumph successful 1999.

United are the lone different English nine to person won each 3 large trophies successful 1 run and Erik 10 Hag's men would dearly emotion to halt City moving person to matching their achievement.

United's treble winners lone secured the rubric with a triumph against Tottenham connected the past time of the play and needed an astonishing precocious fightback to bushed Bayern Munich successful the Champions League final.

Those victories tested the nerves of everyone associated with Alex Ferguson's squad and City could beryllium astir to acquisition the astir fraught portion of their ain treble chase.

Inter, who are 3rd successful a comparatively anemic Serie A, volition beryllium underdogs against City adjacent week.

But United should airs a sterner menace and Guardiola is good alert Ten Hag's squad person capable prime to wounded them if they are not astatine their best.

Guardiola personally watched United's caller 4-1 rout of Chelsea, portion memories of City's 2-1 decision astatine Old Trafford successful January inactive haunt the Spaniard.

"I americium much focused connected United close now. I saw their crippled against Chelsea. I was truly impressed and I person started to reappraisal a small spot what they did to america successful the crippled astatine Old Trafford," Guardiola said.

"As successful the past, we person to beryllium careful. I would beryllium cautious anyhow but aft Thursday and their games recently, we are going to hole the champion we can."

Despite Guardiola's caution, Abu Dhabi-backed City person go English football's archetypal dynasty since United's Ferguson epoch and person each crushed to judge they volition assistance the FA Cup for the 2nd clip successful the Spaniard's reign.

City, who thrashed United 6-3 successful October, reeled disconnected a blistering streak of 12 successive league victories to onshore a 3rd consecutive title.

Last weekend's 1-0 nonaccomplishment astatine Brentford, successful which City fielded a weakened team, was their archetypal decision successful 26 games successful each competitions.

Inevitably, Erling Haaland volition beryllium City's cardinal antheral astatine the extremity of a superb archetypal play successful England.

The Norway striker has scored 52 goals successful each competitions, including a single-season grounds 36 successful the Premier League.

United are among Haaland's victims aft helium deed a hat-trick against them successful October, but Ten Hag came up with a program to clasp him goalless successful the rematch.

That was different notable accomplishment successful an awesome archetypal play for Ten Hag, who ended United's six-year trophy drought with a League Cup last triumph against Newcastle successful February.

Ten Hag is lone the 2nd manager successful United's past to triumph a large trophy successful his archetypal play and adding City's scalp astatine Wembley would underline the immense betterment nether the Dutchman.

United, who finished 3rd successful the Premier League, are relishing the accidental to ruin City's treble hopes, adjacent without injured guardant Anthony Martial.

"Of course, we cognize it's a large final, a peculiar game. We've been the full twelvemonth warring to beryllium successful that presumption to triumph titles. We volition effort perfectly everything to effort to win," United keeper David De Gea said.

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