Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the chance to make history is not playing on his mind as he prepares for Sunday’s derby with rivals Manchester United.
If City win the game it will be their 14th league victory in a row – a record in a single Premier League season.
However, Guardiola says his focus is only on developing a strategy to beat Jose Mourinho’s side.
“The record will be broken, my concern is how we win the game,” he said.
“If you play one game thinking about records you forget what you have to do.”
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This is the first derby since April 2013 where the two clubs occupy the top two positions in the table.
If Manchester City win the game at Old Trafford they will move 11 points clear at the top of the table.
Meanwhile, a win for second place Manchester United would see them close the gap to five points.
However, Guardiola believes it is far too early to suggest that the match could be a title decider.
“Winning, drawing or losing on Sunday, we are not going to win or lose the Premier League. It’s December,” he added.
“There are a lot of points to play for, more than 70. We just focus on the game.”