The Manchester derby is no longer the biggest match of the season for Manchester City.
City are nine points clear of Manchester United heading into Sunday's match.
"All derbies are special, I think in Spain there is more noise than here but special, special for everybody," Pep Guardiola said. "Of course it means a lot to the supporters, they are special but we are in November, maybe the game at Old Trafford will be more important but it's a good one for us and United.
"Like all the games are so tight, last minutes no team controlled the game and you have to defend well and try to attack like we've done in the last few games."