Kompany told Manchester City’s website Tuesday that Sunday’s Premier League game against Manchester United will come at the perfect time, as it gives his struggling team a chance to right its recent wrongs.
“A derby is a derby,” Kompany said. “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.”
Manachester City has lost its footing in recent months, winning just six of the 15 games it has played in 2015. Barring the most unlikely change in circumstances, Manchester City will relinquish its Premier League title to Chelsea. Manchester City could finish outside the top two places in the Premier League for the first time since 2010-11 if it fails to reverse its current form.
Manchester City is poised to lose its domestic title, but it can strengthen its claim to the title of “King of Manchester,” with a victory in the 169th Manchester derby. Kompany, Manchester City’s captain, and his teammates have won six of the last seven Manchester derbies.
The prospect of Manchester City rebounding (or not) against a resurgent Manchester United are reason enough for Premier League fans around the world to direct their attention to Manchester this weekend.
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