FA Cup holder Joe Hart warns Man City to forget about their 6-1 Man United win
The last time Manchester City faced Manchester United, the derby produced a total of 7 goals – 6 for the Citizens and a single one for the Red Devils.
“That’s in the past, now. It’s gone for us but it’s also gone for them because they have produced some great form since,” goalkeeper Joe Hart said according to Manchester City’s official website.
The English shot stopper is preparing for Sunday’s big showdown against Manchester United in the FA Cup. Hart is fresh from a terrific encounter against Liverpool which ended 3-0 for his side. The Citizens have the backing of their proud supporters to defeat Manchester United yet again.
The Red Devils are actually in emergency mode after losing twice on the trot in the English Premier League. Among various predictions from football fans and pundits, Manchester City have been tipped to sink Ferguson’s men in more troubles. The atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium is high but despite being pleased, Joe Hart has urged his team mates not to get carried away.
“It’s nice for the fans to have those memories and to have the bragging rights, but for the players, it has gone, and we move on to Sunday and another big game,” he continued.
“They owe us one, but that’s for them to feel and not our concern. We have to focus on our own game and we want to win every match we play regardless of the competition because if you win games you win trophies, and that is what we are all about.”
Manchester City triumphed over Manchester United last season, when both teams locked horns in the semifinals of the FA Cup. The Citizens eventually sealed their campaign on a glorious note at the expense of Stoke City in the final.
Now, they are facing the prospect of a very early exit. Their only option is to overcome Manchester United’s Red Devils on home soil.
Jan 8, 201208:00
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