Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City have earned respect as a top club due to their capacity to routinely fight for trophies

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His side can make a tremendous stride towards a third Premier League title in four years with triumph over third-place Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

City are as of now in the Carabao Cup final, the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and have a 2-0 first-leg lead over Borussia Monchengladbach in their last-16 Champions League conflict. "The most delightful thing this club has done in the most recent decade is that each time we won the title, the following season we were there," Guardiola said in front of the Manchester derby. "The least position was second in the wake of winning. "You see different champions, they battle to fit the bill for the best four and that implies [we have] the consistency of being there constantly. It doesn't make any difference about the competition, being there and win and win, that is the point at which you become a club that is regarded. "One title you can win it, yet being there for quite a while, that is the point at which I'm glad for the club the most, not simply with my period in the most recent decade, continually being there on top. Showing up in April and March, being taking all things together the competitions, semi-finals and battling for the Premier League.

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"Ideally, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League [this year], yet in any event, fitting the bill for the Champions League next season, this implies you are viewed as a top, top club." Last season's champions Liverpool are as of now seventh in the Premier League and face a fight to get a spot in following year's Champions League, sitting four points behind Chelsea. Chelsea in 2017-18 and 2015-16, Leicester in 2016-17, and Manchester United in 2013-14 all passed up the main four the year after they won the title. City, in the mean time, are the lone club in 12 years to win consecutive titles with accomplishment in 2017-18 and 2018-19, and have equipped for the Champions League for 10 progressive seasons. Guardiola's side could move 17 points clear of United with 10 matches staying with a triumph over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side on Sunday. They can expand their benefit when they face out-of-form Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday in a match presented due to their Carabao Cup final date with Tottenham in April. After an outing to relegation undermined Fulham, they head into the international break with the second leg against Monchengladbach at the Etihad followed by a FA Cup quarter-final at Everton.