Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has played down the possibility of winning the Premier League title against Manchester United.
City defeated Stoke 2-0 on Monday night, thanks to a David Silva brace.
With the result, Guardiola’s men need nine points to be crowned champions.
However, they could potentially win it earlier, by beating second-placed United after playing Everton in their next fixture.
But Guardiola insists that they have to keep their focus particularly with Champions League quarter-final games either side of the United clash.
“Everyone is asking but the important thing is that it’s March 12th and we have 81 points and that is a lot of points.
“We want to be champions and it is in our hands. We need three games or maybe two games if we are able to win at Goodison Park.
“But before and after United we have the [Champions League] quarterfinals and in that moment that is the most important thing.
“I understand for the fans but the important thing is to be champions. When and where, it doesn’t matter,” Guardiola said after the game.