Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has urged the team to win against Manchester United this weekend to give something back to the club’s fans after a dismal recent run.
The England international says City have to accept that they have been second-best in a lot of their recent defeats to the likes of Liverpool and Burnley, and that they must improve as they take on old rivals United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
City have a good record against the Red Devils, but are currently the out-of-form team of the two as they prepare to do battle again in what could be a crucial six-pointer in determining who finishes above the other.
United are currently ahead of City in third, and can cement that further with a victory tomorrow, though the Daily Star reports that Hart is determined to help the side to a big win for their loyal supporters.
“We also owe our fans a victory in this game because they’ve been fantastic towards us,” he said.
“We have had a lot of success in this fixture and overall in the past few years and it goes without saying we want to keep that up.
“We have amazing support and I’d just ask them to do what they do when we play away from home.
“Whether we play in Moscow or a couple of miles across the city in Stretford, they are awesome wherever we play and they will be up for it on Sunday, so we will do our best to give them plenty to sing about.”