Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insists Saturday’s derby against United has to become the short-term priority even if they have unfinished business against Liverpool.
A 3-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final leaves Pep Guardiola’s side with a mountain to climb next Tuesday.
But before that they have the small matter of trying to beat their neighbours at the Etihad Stadium to secure the Premier League title.
“We’ve got one chance to do it in the Champions League. In the Premier League we’ve got plenty of opportunities to do the job,” said Kompany.
“We’ll make it [the Premier League] a priority now for the next three days. It’s never been like this. You play the league and usually go on holiday but this one feels completely different.
“Whatever happens on Saturday we will take the game extremely seriously, we know how important it [the Champions League] is for our fans but after that we will go back to this unfinished business we have got here.
“There’s not one single person at Manchester City who believes this game is over. Not one person. We have to live with the consequences of this result but that’s what makes football special.
“We had a very short period of time in this game where everything went wrong but the same can happen in the next game for the opposition.
“That’s what keeps us believing we can create chances.”