Premier League

Stakes higher for 3rd showdown between Guardiola, Mourinho

MANCHESTER, England (AP) There were handshakes, smiles, even an embrace, in the first two head-to-heads between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho in English soccer.

With the pressure and tension ramped up a notch for the third Manchester derby of the season, will the two coaching adversaries be able to retain their new-found cordiality on Thursday?

"This is about the clubs, the teams; this is about the positions at the end of the season," Mourinho, the United manager, said ahead of the Premier League match at City's Etihad Stadium. "This is not about myself and Guardiola."