De Jong insists Man City have bottle to handle Man Utd pressure

Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong insists they have the bottle to handle the title pressure.

Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong insists they have the bottle to handle the title pressure.

De Jong says ­Manchester City will not crack under the pressure of being chased by rivals ­Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are just two points back in the Premier League, but De Jong said: “We are honestly not thinking about ­United. We aren’t feeling any pressure from them ­because the only ­pressure we feel is what we put on ourselves.

“We ­expect this fight to go on until the last games of the season. ­United have won the ­Premier League before, but I don’t think that gives them an ­advantage. Last season City showed they are ­winners in the FA Cup. There are winners everywhere at the club.

“Yaya Toure has won the biggest ­trophies with ­Barcelona and Roberto Mancini has won many titles as a player and a coach in ­Italy.”

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