Kompany believes the memories of that Wigan Athletic experience could provide motivation for years to come.
The Belgium defender said: "I think we should still carry that game with us.
"It was a learning experience for us - not just for now but for the future.
"Last year has been the fuel for our season so far. There are a lot of things you can do when beaten but the main thing for us was to improve and work harder. We are still doing so.
"This is a fantastic trophy for us. Now we will get back and work hard to make sure we can keep the momentum."
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