Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has played down the achievements of his side and talk of the title thus far - claiming that their strong start "means nothing".
'It's very important for us, it's important for the team, it's important for the manager, and when it's [competitive for places],' Bailly told United Review. "It's very important too for us young players in order not to relax". Second to City on goal difference, they've been the stable and counter attacking counterpart to Guardiola's stylish side - and both have been equally impressive.
Reports in the summer suggested City forward Raheem Sterling had been part of the deal proposed to Arsenal, as a cash-plus-player offer.
"I think the three teams will fight and will reach the end".
"It's fine in my view because there are four of us defenders and everyone is ready to make the most of the opportunities the manager gives us". It's the key point for all defenders, to see your goals against tally remain at zero.
Manchester United, meanwhile, is joint top of the Premier League table with neighbour City heading into the international break.
Despite featuring largely as a substitute for the first few games of the season, Sane has five goals from ten games.