Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany hoping derby game against Manchester United can reignite form

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is hoping the side’s derby clash to come against fierce rivals Manchester United will see the Premier League holders come back into some form to end the season strongly, reports BBC Sport.

Crystal Palace recently beat the Sky Blues 2-1 at Selhurst Park, which left City nine points adrift of league leaders Chelsea in the title race. There are still enough games to come to get back at the Londoners, but with three away defeats suffered in a row, and dropped points in seven of their last 11 games, Kompany admitted the form side ahead of next weekend’s clash was Manchester United.

He’s hoping the derby game will fire the players up to get back to form, however, as often a moment of magic or good fortune can be the difference, which subsequently leads to growing confidence in the camp. They aren’t giving up on the title, so beating United is a necessity. Many may see the Red Devils as favourites, given how strong they’ve been against the top sides in the division, and with how poor City have been on the road.

But the Manchester City centre-back wants a response. He said: “A derby is a derby. It doesn’t matter what place you are in the league, it’s a derby. If anything, it’s a good moment to go into a derby. I guess the momentum is a little bit with our neighbours at the moment, but it’s the perfect place for us to go and try to rectify what we’ve had here (at Palace).”

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