Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has vowed never to manage Manchester United in future.
The two sides meet on Tuesday night, in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.
Guardiola was linked with the United job after he left Barcelona but eventually went to Bayern Munich.
Having become City boss, Guardiola said he will never coach United, just like he would never manage Real Madrid.
“I will never train them. Like I would not train [Real] Madrid. I will be in the Maldives if I don’t have other offers or on the golf courses.
“I know for the years I was not here we were the noisy neighbours. Now I don’t know who we are. But I know what the derby means to Man City fans.
“I didn’t come here to just beat United, that was not the target, it was to play good and to try to win the title.
“But I have incredible respect for this club and sooner or later they will be back and fighting for the Premier League title. In these periods they struggle, there is not a team that wins, wins, wins.
“It happened with Sir Alex Ferguson and they’ll be back, I’m sure,” Guardiola told reporters before the trip to Old Trafford.