With that in mind, Guardiola has opted to rotate several players for what could be the Premier League decider.
On Saturday evening, City and United go head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium in one of the biggest occasions of our season.
City need 12 points from their remaining seven games to break Chelsea's record of 95 points when they won the title in 2005.
City scored twice in injury time on the final day, including a last gasp Sergio Aguero victor, to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 and clinch the title on goal difference from United.
"City players had their heads down as they traipsed off. Kevin de Bruyne looked inconsolable".
"It will be a special atmosphere inside the Etihad on Saturday and no doubt the best of the season so far". This game can't come quickly enough.
Pep Guardiola's side appeared on course to be crowned champions with a record six games to spare when they eased into a 2-0 half-time lead. I will be honest, if we think about being champions too much, we will not win. "Every result that he goes for is about himself".
"I think they are going to beat Chelsea's total from 2004-05 and that does not make it easy for the teams coming behind them, even for teams with positive seasons and with a positive number of points and with significant improvement on the previous season", he said.
Manchester City's defender John Stones said that winning the title from the derby match against United would sweeten their triumph; "For the city, for our fans, for everyone, I am sure it will mean a lot more beating United to (win) the title, it is that extra bonus for people to say", Stones told Sky Sports. Time and time again football throws up incredible narratives and coincidence. It's pathetic that wild optimism comes down to a one-all draw, but that's where we are now.
"Next season will be so, so complicated for us".
United manager Jose Mourinho indicated last month that it was up to Pogba to explain why his form has been so inconsistent in recent months.
"I don't think it's disrespectful".
"We will try to pick ourselves up for Liverpool, we are professionals".
Mancini's men inflicted revenge upon United on their way to winning their first trophy in 35 years - forcing United to rip down the infamous banner in the Old Trafford Stretford End which read '35 years'.