Pep Guardiola has made an unbelievable suggestion that Manchester City could suffer a stunning Premier League title collapse so close to the finish line.
"Of course it can happen, I assure you. Real Madrid, years ago, lost five games in a row and didn't win the league. So of course it can happen, no doubts about that .
The players know that. It's not necessary to say that to them. Of course it can happen -- in football, in sports." Said Guardiola.
City dropped just two points in their first 22 league matches this season, with that unbeaten sequence finally ended by a 4-3 defeat at Liverpool on January 14.
Despite the disappointment of losing to United, City have still only dropped 12 points all season, but Guardiola is remaining cautious.
"The pundits in November, they said it was already done -- it was impossible that City, if they hadn't lost in six months, it's impossible for them to drop points, but in one week we lost three games. That happened." He said.
Despite his measured approached, and disappointing results of late, many still expect Man City to be champions of the England this season.