Manchester United and Portuguese winger Nani vows to silence ‘noisy neighbours’ City in this Sunday’s Manchester Derby.
United currently lie 2 points behind rivals City and Nani believes his team are ‘confident’ in grabbing all three points in order to regain their spot as the Premier League’s table-toppers.
Nani said “We should not forget we are United. When we play at home it is very hard to beat us – that is why we are so confident.”
At 24, Nani has risen from Ronaldo’s shadow and has since become a prominent figure in his own right. The winger has exploded onto the scene in the past season and is now a player that we can take a bit more seriously.
In what has been described as the biggest Manchester derby to date, Nani will once again hope to be the decisive factor. The Portuguese 24-year-old has netted 3 goals in the clubs last three meetings, and will pray to add another one to his tally.
Nani said “Every time we play a big game like this, we have a lot of motivation and the preparation is always different for derby games.
“All the players want to play in these games, especially me.
“My confidence for these games is high and I feel comfortable in these sort of games. I like the pressure these games bring and every year the games against City seem to get more important.
“We usually play well against them and I hope I can make a contribution to make sure we win on Sunday. I have been working hard and waiting for these big games because I believe I have the quality and mentality to play in them.”
‘Confident’ Nani knows his team will have to be at their very best to overcome the battle when the two clubs meet this weekend. They must also be aware not to be intimidated with City’s towering status as this is a much new stronger looking City they will be coming up against.
He added: “City are playing well. They have a good team, they have good players, they are doing fantastic and, of course, it will be more difficult than other games.
“But we are playing at home and that is a big factor for us. We have a fantastic home record.
“Whenever we play the big games, we have a positive attitude and want to win.”
For so long a match that has purely been about bragging rights has finally found some significance. A win for United will see them leap frog City, but a win for City will give them a 5 point gap ahead of neighbours United. This match has all the ingredients to be a classic and managers, players and fans will all be roaring to go come Sunday afternoon. They know they will all have to come together and unite as one to play a key role if they want to be victorious.