David Silva relishing derby with Manchester United

‘It’s a great chance to wind up the red half’: David Silva relishing derby with Manchester United as City aim to preserve unbeaten league start

  • City and United meet in the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday
  • Pep Guardiola’s league leaders remain unbeaten in the Premier League
  • David Silva is eager to put one over their neighbours, who have returned to form
  • The Spaniard has scored three times in derby matches during his time at City 

Adam Shergold for MailOnline

‘Every derby match is different, just like every season is different,’ said the Spaniard. ‘You can see that regardless of what position either side is in the table.

‘You saw what happened when they came to our place last season, and we went there [Old Trafford] and won as well.

‘I think league position has nothing to do with it, it’s just a game by game thing really.

Silva scores in Manchester City's 2-1 win at Old Trafford last season as they won the title

Silva scores in Manchester City’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford last season as they won the title

The Spaniard has scored three times in Manchester derby games, including this one in 2011

The Spaniard has scored three times in Manchester derby games, including this one in 2011

‘Obviously it means a huge amount. We know the importance of the derby and for the people who have been at the game or fans of either club, and in particular City fans, it’s a great chance the next day when you go into work or see your mates on the street, it’s a chance, if you’ve won, to wind up the red half a little bit.’

Silva, 32, has three goals and four assists in 15 previous meetings with United.

 



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