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."