Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that Manchester City only trained for 10 minutes before their derby win over Manchester United.
The Red Devils suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat last weekend at Old Trafford as an Eric Bailly own goal and a Bernardo Silva strike sealed all three points for the Premier League champions.
Speakingh in the aftermath of the game, De Bruyne claimed City Manager Pep Guardiola initially had no idea how to prepare for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
“The day before a game we usually train tactically, based on how the opponent plays,” the City midfielder told the MidMid podcast.
“But before United, Pep said: ‘We don’t know how they are going to play. We shall see’. And we stopped training after 10 minutes or so.
“Often Pep knows how the opponent is going to play. This time he didn’t know, so he didn’t know what to do.
“We have done what we always do, but he didn’t know before hand if they would play with five at the back, or with four, or with a diamond in the middle, or with three up front,” he said.
Despite Guardiola’s lack of planning for the contest, he was still able to lead his team to victory against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The victory took City up to second in the table, three points behind leaders Chelsea, while United slipped nine off the pace into sixth.