When Manchester City host Manchester United tomorrow evening, eyes will be fixated on the wealth of attacking talent both sides have – but little attention will be on the roles of Fernandinho and Nemanja Matic.
Manchester City may have missed out on Alexis Sanchez but the Citizens have been quick to renew the contracts of two of their star performers so far this season.
Fernandinho says with the same heart displayed in the League Cup on Wednesday Manchester City can reach the FA Cup last 16 this weekend.
No sooner had Manchester City overturned a Capital One Cup semi-final deficit against Everton and victorious manager Manuel Pellegrini was already dreaming of Wembley.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is happy with his current squad and is not looking to add to his options or move anyone on in January.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has applauded Manchester City’s flawless performance after their 3-1 victory away to Sevilla on Tuesday night.
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has commended his teammates after a last-minute Yaya Toure penalty gave the home side a nerve-jangling late win against newly-promoted Norwich City at the Etihad on Saturday.
David Silva and Raheem Sterling were both missing for Manchester City this weekend and were joined off the pitch by an injured Sergio Aguero after 25 minutes, handing Kevin De Bruyne his debut off the bench and stage on which to shine.
With Manchester City 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea with just four games to go, Fernandinho admits defending their title is beyond their reach so a small triumph would be to pip Manchester United to second place.
Barely midway through March, the buzz around the Etihad has diminished and the hopes of Manchester City lifting silverware this season are hanging by a thread.
Man City midfielders Fernando and Fernandinho tried their hands at blind football and sitting volleyball, along with 30 students from Crossacres Primary School in Wythenshawe on Thursday.