Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne says he does not believe in karma following Paul Pogba’s suspension for the Manchester Derby this weekend.
In an interview with the BBC last week, United midfielder Pogba suggested he would like to see some of City’s key men get injured in a bid to help his side’s title challenge.
And De Bruyne believes Pogba’s sending off against Arsenal was not a result of karma.
“I don’t believe in that s***,” he said.
“I’m a very straight forward guy.
“If someone believes it is karma then okay. Everyone has their right to their opinion.
“I don’t want anyone to get injured. You want to play against the best teams and the best players.
“He can say whatever he wants. I don’t care. We just have to be focused on whatever we’re doing.”
If City are to claim all three points at Old Trafford on the weekend, they will move 11 points clear of their crosstown rivals.
And the Belgium international says the gap would mean nothing at this point of the season.
“I’d prefer to be 11 points ahead than five or eight because it’s better and means we almost have a four-game advantage,” he said.
“It’s a good gap but doesn’t mean anything. Football goes very quick. It’s a busy two months when things can change but the way we’re going is good and we need to continue that.
“Yes [20 wins in a row is a real achievement] but it doesn’t matter if you don’t win anything at the end of the season. Nobody will care about it then.”
“If we don’t win anything at the end of the season, are you are going to talk about the 20 wins we have now? It is phenomenal but obviously we want to win in the end.”
De Bruyne opened the scoring when City won the corresponding fixture 2-1 last sea