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AC Milan's Balotelli proud of place in Manchester derby folklore

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli is proud of his place in Manchester derby folklore.

Former Manchester City firebrand Balotelli struck in last season's 6-1 win at Manchester United.

"The goal I scored at Old Trafford was a great moment in my career, like the goal I scored for Italy against Germany in the last Euros," he told City's website.

"As soon as I arrived at City, everyone talked to me about the derby as the game to win and the Old Trafford as the stadium to conquer... I understood that - and did it!

"I am sure me and Nigel (de Jong) will watch the game - perhaps not together - but we will both supporting our ex-teammates, the boss and the supporters big time: we want a win.

"I am sure Roberto Mancini will find the right way to win the derby. I really hope City win."

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