Pep Guardiola has warned that Manchester United still possess "incredible weapons" ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg.
City outplayed United when the sides met at Old Trafford in the first leg earlier this month, winning 3-1.
The scoreline could easily have been even more convincing, such was City's dominance, but Guardiola is not taking anything for granted for the return at the Etihad Stadium.
The competition is often derided, and Guardiola himself even suggested it should be scrapped recently to ease fixture congestion, but he insists it is being taken very seriously.
He said: "It's special for us to reach another final, that is the important thing. For the fans it's important, I know how they feel.
"But I try to be calm and not be overexcited or you forget what you have to do. Focus on what you have to do. It's important for our players, for the United players too, for our fans as well.
"We want to be together in our stadium. In the bad moments they support us and we'll do everything we have done so far since we arrived here (to try to) reach another final."