Guardiola is looking to end his five-match winless run as City coach.
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Any suggestion that Wednesday's EFL Cup showdown between Manchester United and City would lack the usual derby intensity has been removed by the gathering pressure on both managers.While Jose Mourinho seeks a response to the humiliation inflicted on United by Sunday's 4-0 rout at Chelsea, City's Pep Guardiola is looking to end his five-match winless run as a manager.City, too, know the importance of victory after five games without a win.When the teams met in the league, Mourinho looked to hit City on the break, tactics he seems unlikely to repeat this time.Wednesday's other game pits the Premier League's form team, Southampton, against strugglers Sunderland, while Arsenal entertain Reading, and fellow Championship side Bristol City will fancy an upset against Hull City.
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