City looked set to lose for the first time in 2017/18 as Angelo Ogbonna broke the deadlock in the 44th minute of the side’s clash with West Ham on Sunday afternoon.
However, goals from Nicolas Otamendi and David Silva after the break sealed yet another victory for Guardiola’s men and the manager addressed Pogba’s controversial comments from earlier this week.
Paul Progba prompted fury when he joked about hoping some Blues got injured to allow other teams to catch them, with some supporters claiming karma when Pogba was red-carded for a stamp at Arsenal to rule him out of the top-of-the-table clash.
Paul Pogba may want Manchester City players out of the derby but Pep Guardiola is disappointed the United talisman is out of the game.
Guardiola was asked about Pogba’s statement in the immediate aftermath of City’s victory over the Hammers.
‘Hopefully there are no injuries!’ he said in the lead-up to the Mancunian derby next week.
‘I would like it if Paul could play against us, I like to face the teams with their best possible players.
‘I’m pretty sure he doesn’t want to injure our players.’he added .
City go into the game eight points clear of their nearest rivals after a late David Silva goal gave them three points against West Ham.