Kompany claims Man United fans will back Man City against Liverpool

Joe Williams

Vincent Kompany claims Manchester City will get a “little bit of support” from their neighbours Manchester United when they take on Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The Citizens could wrap up the Premier League title against the Red Devils at the Etihad Stadium on April 7 with Pep Guardiola’s men already holding a 16-point lead over their rivals.

However, their clash against United is slightly complicated with their Champions League double header against Liverpool scheduled either side of the crunch clash.

City must win their next Premier League match against Everton a week on Saturday to have a chance of wrapping up the title when they play United.

And Kompany admits that even with the huge Champions League fixture ahead, the Premier League title race is the main topic of conversation in Manchester.

“Go with your camera and microphone around the streets of Manchester and find a few Blue fans and a few Red fans and they’ll tell you what they want to happen and what they don’t want to happen,” Kompany told Sky Sports.

“It is the only thing people talk about in Manchester right now. The Champions League is obviously massive, somehow I feel like we do get a little bit of support from the United fans for that fixture.

“But other than that the game against United is the biggest thing to talk about – but we still have to play Everton.”