And, speaking at a pre-match media conference in Ukraine, Toure - who also worked with Guardiola at Barcelona - said: "Our team is practising the best football in Europe but we want to play against the best teams to see where we are". He will now get that opportunity in the fiery atmosphere of a Manchester derby.
Guardiola has been saying for weeks that his side will lose at some stage, and while he has often said that the most important thing will be how the players react, he has always seemed confident they have what it takes to brush off a set-back and put things right.
The Ukrainian champions need to deny City victory at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv on Wednesday to guarantee themselves a place in the last 16.
"Against Arsenal, they could get away with it". Bernardo Silva is surely starting this one as well, with Raheem Sterling or Sergio Agüero (or both) going to the bench.
'I have had similar deciders in my career but this is the first time I have had such a game in the Champions League'.
In freezing temperatures against a Shakhtar team which only needed a draw to be sure of qualifying, City struggled to cope with rapid counterattacks by the Ukrainian side's Brazilian forwards.
December supermoon dazzles in the night sky
Sunday night at its perigee, the moon will be nearly 50,000 kilometers closer than at its apogee, or farthest point. When the moon is at its closest to the Earth, it appears 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than usual.
Sub-zero weather bomb could bring snow storms
On Friday night a sharp or severe frost will develop with icy patches as temperatures fall to between -3 and 0 degrees. Enjoy today's sunny weather: It's going to rain Tuesday , and it might snow a little Saturday.
Nathan Redmond explains what Pep Guardiola said to him
Nothing negative or offensive was said towards me from Pep and that's what makes him one of the best managers in world football. Sterling improved steadily under Guardiola last season but his development appears to have accelerated again this term.
Fonseca said: 'We are very pleased he will come to Kharkiv to watch this game.
"I think teams respect us".
It is certainly not ideal that they tasted defeat and you would imagine that the players will be annoyed at losing their winning streak, but it will be Guardiola's job to focus their minds on the bigger picture.
City will train again back in Manchester on Friday afternoon and by kick-off on Sunday the vast majority of their strongest XI will have benefited from a midweek rest.
"We have a big week, with Swansea and Tottenham following the United game", says City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. Will he continue his rich vain of form in the Manchester derby?
A late David Silvagoal completed a 2-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday and if City beat United at Old Trafford for the second successive season under manager Pep Guardiola, they will equal Arsenal's Premier League record of 14 straight wins, which straddled two seasons in 2002.
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for homes on Moraga Drive, Linda Flora Drive and Casiano Road down to Bellagio Road. LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas warned that the battle was likely to continue until at least Friday.
"Though the flight was far from the event location, the crew advised Japan [air traffic control] according to procedures". The Singapore Airlines has rerouted few of its flights to avoid the North Korean missiles, as a precautionary measure.
Faced with an onslaught of complaints, Apple responded by issuing a step-by-step guide for affected users to solve the issue. On November 28, a root bug was revealed allowing anyone to access a mac running the latest High Sierra operating system.
The social network also is looking at building controls around how much time a child can spend on the app. The app is launching for iPhone immediately, but will eventually come to Android and Amazon Fire devices.
Saleh's supporters managed on Saturday to seize control of several embassies and government buildings from the Houthis. A video by Yemen's Houthi rebels allegedly shows the slain body of the country's former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh.
In October, Manafort pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy against the United States. Mueller is investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 USA election and any possible collusion by Trump associates.
The poll also found 71 percent of Alabama Republicans believe the allegations of misconduct against Moore are completely false. Over the weekend, McConnell said simply that it's up to the voters of Alabama .
Clemson (12-1) is making its third straight playoff appearance, but first without star quarterback Deshaun Watson. It is the second time the Tigers have been the No. 1 overall seed, as they also claimed the top spot in 2015.
The company is recruiting thousands of reviewers to reduce the amount of "problematic content" on its video platform. Wojcicki said the company would take "aggressive action" by launching new comment moderation tools.
He added: "The indications we have is that we are in a much better place now than we have been in the negotiations to date. She said: "There are a couple of issues, some differences do remain which require further negotiation and consultation".
Global air travel stays on course for more growth
In 2017, IATA said airlines hit a new record of over 20,000 city-pair connections, up by 1,351 from 2016. While the momentum may moderate in 2018, e-commerce will likely help underpin global cargo growth.
HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835)
The laptop comes with Qualcomm's X16 LTE modem with speeds up to 1gbps, which is 3-7 times faster than average broadband speeds. Always Connected PCs deliver gigabit experiences on the go, but without compromising on thinness, form factor, or battery life.
Where to get free cookies in Columbia on National Cookie Day
The Cookie BonBite wraps a cinnamon roll in a chocolate cookie shell, which sounds simultaneously irresistible and disastrous. The Nestle Toll House Cafe is celebrating by offering a FREE chocolate chip cookie to customers at participating locations.
Conyers will step down, endorses son to replace him
Conyers told a Detroit radio show this morning that "I am retiring today ", though he is effectively resigning. Right now he is the longest serving member in the House and helped found the Congressional Black Caucus .
Kohli rested for Sri Lanka T20s, Bumrah in line for Test debut
Jasprit Bumrah earned his maiden call-up in Tests as the selectors announced the India squad for the South Africa tour on Monday. Following that they will play a three-match ODI and T20I series against them, the Indian squad for which has also been announced.
Tioga County Marks National Influenza Vaccination Week
National Influenza Vaccination Week is a time to highlight the importance of flu vaccine throughout the holiday season and beyond. If you've had your flu shot, doctors say there are signs the vaccine against the main strain is only about 10 percent effective.
Japanese star Ohtani whittles list of potential teams
You could say their odds are now one in seven that Japan's version of Babe Ruth , as Ohtani has been called, will play in Seattle. Shohei Ohtani has reportedly eliminated the team with the second-most money, and widely thought to be a favorite, to sign him.
Scott Frost To Leave UCF For Nebraska
Update: It was only a matter of time before Nebraska confirmed it had hired former quarterback Scott Frost as its new coach. The players expressed excitement about Nebraska's future under Frost, and he shared those same feelings about his new team.
Coaches hail tantalising World Cup draw
Mutko was the Minister of Sport between 2008 and 2016 and is the head of Russia's World Cup organizing committee. Lopetegui is also wary of the rest of Spain's group, pointing to the strengths of Morocco and Iran.
Garrison Keillor Fired After Sexual Assault Allegations
The network said the decision came after learning of allegations of inappropriate behavior with someone who worked with Keillor. Garrison Keillor continued to produce a show after retiring from " A Prairie Home Companion " previous year . "We were friends.