Sergio Aguero hopes to continue his impressive Manchester derby this weekend.
The host of the city rivals United in Etihad and is already nine points clear of José Mourinho's men.
In 10 games against United, the Argentine scored six times and will keep an eye on this weekend.
Aguero led the City line again this season, keeping clear of Gabriel Jesus – although the Brazilian scored a hat-trick in the Champions League midweek.
Before the confrontation in Etihad, Aguero passed all of Paul Pogba and had a new garrison for the special occasion.
He showed his silver / blond cut on Instagram and thanked his stylists for the new look.
The city is a favorite with Etihad and midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, the only player missing.
The Belgian has recently suffered a recent injury and remains out, but Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy are fit.
The pair were left out of the squad for the Shakhtar clash, but should return.
Aguero, who was not accustomed to the Champions League game, is expected to start playing.
Speaking ahead of the game, City coach Guardiola insisted a win for his side would not force United to quit the title race.
"Winning or losing them is not out of the race at all." "It's impossible in November," he said.
"Of course the games against the contenders are special because if you win they do not win, but it's November, so maybe the game at Old Trafford [in March] will be more decisive.
"They showed it, they were in a difficult time, they recovered well.
"It's a great club, great club mentality, since we arrived, we tried to convince [the players] this club will never give up ".