Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne says he hopes his side can clinch the Premier League title at Old Trafford.
Pep Guardiola’s side are currently 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League and need just two wins from their final eight games to clinch the title.
That means a win against Everton at the end of the month will tee up an historic fixture against rivals Manchester United where a victory will hand them the Premier League title.
And De Bruyne says he hopes his side can pull off that remarkable feat at Old Trafford.
De Bruyne said: “I think all of City would like that – to try and win that game for the title. But if it’s not, it’s not.
“To go to Everton is a very hard game, we know that. They are probably already safe, so we will see.
“But it seems so long now to that game. I just hope everybody comes back healthy to play the last part.”
Winning the title against United has extra incentive for the Belgium international.
De Bruyne was famously shunned by now Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho during their time together at Chelsea – being sold to Bundesliga side Wolsfburg before a sensational return to the England with City.
Since his return, De Bruyne has been one of the Premier League’s most outstanding players, and is the hot favourite for this season’s PFA Player of the Year award – an accolade the Belgian himself has admitted his desire to win.’
“I’ve got it in Germany, it is a special thing,” said De Bruyne, “not a lot of players receive something like that. If you get it in the end, but first is the title and then maybe something like that.
“Obviously it is nice that it is voted by other players, but even supporters or journalists or panellists I don’t know. If they speak about you positively it is always nice.”