Pep Guardiola has revealed he’s thinking about unleashing some “ridiculous” tactical ideas against Manchester United on Saturday.

Manchester City will have just 48 hours to prepare for the trip to Old Trafford following Wednesday’s Carabao Cup quarterfinal against Southampton.

But, speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Guardiola hinted he’s already plotting a surprise for Erik ten Hag.

“I would like to arrive against United with the average of minutes in the legs of the players quite similar because I have a few ideas, thoughts, ridiculous ones against United,” said Guardiola.

“I didn’t watch the last [United] games. I have to see the way they play at home [against Charlton on Tuesday] and if they change something. I have to still review it. That is why I don’t have a clear lineup against United.”