Bernardo Silva has insisted that Manchester City will not be relying on Manchester United to do them a favour in the Premier League title race.
City are currently perched at the top of the Premier League table following their comprehensive 6-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday, but are only ahead of title rivals Liverpool on goal difference.
The Reds also have a game in hand and could reinstate a three point lead if they are able to defeat United in their next league fixture.
Despite the potentially title-defining implications of the fixture between Liverpool and United on February 24, Silvahas claimed that City will remain fully focused on their own form.
"Of course it is better if they lose some points. but I think all of us, not only the manager, but all of the players, have been saying to focus on our job," he told UK media, as per FourFourTwo.
"If we don't win our games, it doesn't matter what they do, so that is the most important thing now."
Sergio Aguero has been in fine fettle recently and hit the headlines during Sunday's win over Chelsea by equalling Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 11 hat tricks, as well as becoming the league's joint-leading goalscorer this season.
Silva was of the opinion that the Argentinean had nothing more to prove, stating: "I think you don't need any more words to describe him.
"He just proves week after week how good he is, year after year. It is just fantastic for us to have a striker like him scoring so many goals for us. I just hope he continues."