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5th Apr 2018

Manchester United player confident of derby victory against City

Jesse Lingard hoping that the Red Devils can spoil the party at the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City are going to win the Premier League title this season, with Pep Guardiola’s side having the first opportunity to become champions on Saturday when they clash with Manchester United.

City will have one eye on the Champions League clash with Liverpool on the Tuesday considering that they trail 3-0 from the first leg and Jesse Lingard is hopeful of taking advantage of the situation.

“We have played there before and performed and did well, so I don’t see why we can’t do it again,” the United attacking midfielder said.

“The lads’ heads have to be right and we have to 100 per cent focused on our job and get the three points because that’s what we are playing for.”

Asked if it was more important because City can win the league, Lingard told Sky Sports: “You have to see it as just a game because if you let other things come into play it might affect your performance, so you have to go into it like any other game.

“You have the lads beside you giving 100 per cent and as long as we perform on the day we can get the three points.”