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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.

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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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lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

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e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

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urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

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