Man United must be shown respect, Aleksander Kolarov tells Man City
Aleksander Kolarov is wary of threat posted by Manchester United
Aleksander Kolarov says Manchester City must show Manchester United respect ahead of Sunday’s derby.
The Citizens lost further ground on leaders Chelsea at the weekend after a 2-1 loss to West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday.
A day later, Robin van Persie did City a favour as the Dutch striker’s stoppage-time equaliser meant Chelsea left Old Trafford with just a point.
And Serbia international Kolarov underlined the importance of Manuel Pellegrini’s side beating United and getting back to winning ways in the derby.
“Manchester United are always [a threat],” Kolarov is quoted as saying by talkSPORT.
“They are a great club with a great history and if you don’t respect them a lot they are going to beat you.
“Obviously they have changed a lot of players and they are progressing now. I think it’s important that we win the derby.”
United are four points behind City after their 1-1 draw with Chelsea.