Platt warns: We'll be back

Manchester City first team coach David Platt has issued a warning to champions-elect Manchester United - despite the 12-point gap between the sides.

Last Updated: 10/04/13 at 13:21 Post Comment

David Platt: Believes Manchester City will continue to improve

David Platt: Believes Manchester City will continue to improve

The reigning champions silenced Old Trafford with a hard-fought 2-1 win over the Red Devils on Monday evening, and Platt is adamant that the victory proves the Citizens will not go away in their bid for Premier League supremacy.

The former England midfielder said: "The potential is being realised. It is a very good team, it is a very good football club. It is not going away.

"That is the main message, not just to come out of last night but forever. Regardless of what happens in the league this season, we aren't going away.

"We will be there next year and long may that continue. We will keep getting stronger and stronger."

Platt added on City TV of the derby, decided by a late Sergio Aguero solo effort: "More than a fantastic result it was a terrific performance.

"You are never going to dominate a game for 90 minutes against Manchester United but we restricted them to very few opportunities.

"The opportunities they did have were on the counter-attack, which you expect from a team like them, but we took the game to them, we had territorial advantage, we created opportunities.

"We were composed throughout, which was a good thing. But not only that, we showed character as well. Having conceded the goal to go 1-1 we showed the character to continue to go and finished it off with a great goal from Sergio."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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