Kompany: Derby still matters

Vincent Kompany insists Monday's Manchester derby will have plenty riding on it, with local bragging rights still at stake.

Last Updated: 04/04/13 at 08:07 Post Comment

Vincent Kompany: Hoping to see City claim local bragging rights in Manchester de

Vincent Kompany: Hoping to see City claim local bragging rights in Manchester de

Manchester City skipper Kompany has seen his side fall 15 points off the pace in the Premier League title race, with a crown they claimed in 2011/12 poised to slip from their grasp.

United are set to welcome that particular trophy back to Old Trafford, with Sir Alex Ferguson's side easing towards the finishing post.

Their commanding lead at the summit has led some to suggest that the latest meeting between City and United will have lost some of its edge, but Kompany claims no-one at the Etihad Stadium is buying into that way of thinking.

The Belgian centre-half, who netted a crucial winner which helped to spark City's late title charge in a meeting with United 12 months ago, said: "A derby is a derby. I don't think we could care less about the league in that game.

"It is about who is going to be champions of Manchester - that is all it is.

"Last year had so much more to it. It was a derby and a big comeback from all of us. It is a completely different situation, today and last year.

"For me it is a one-off game and everything that has happened in the past has no importance whatsoever next Monday.

"It is about coming out on top in that game. I am looking forward to it and I think everyone else at Manchester City is too."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Champions League: Emergency keeper sends Ludogorets through to group stage

Emergency keeper Cosmin Moti saved two penalties as Bulgarians Ludogorets Razgrad made the Champions League group stage.

Arsene Wenger confirms injured Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out until New Year

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is unlikely to play again this year after having surgery on his injured ankle.

Villa and QPR shocked, Leeds lose

Aston Villa were shocked 1-0 at home by Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup second round, while QPR lost at Burton and Bradford beat Leeds.

Mail Box

Should Kagawa Play Ahead Of Mata?

That's one question posed in the afternoon mailbox, although it looks like the Japanese playmaker could soon be on his way. Plus, tipping Palace to go down under Warnock...

Well, This Isn't Going That Well Is It?

Plenty of fall out from Manchester United's shambolic 4-0 League Cup defeat, plus thoughts on Van Persie, Arsenal strikers, Benik Afobe, Celtic and Astroturf...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property