Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is happy to see Manchester United suffer.

The Italian striker hopes that feeling will linger into future battles between the Manchester giants.

He said: "It was better to win like that than 6-0, when you are sure to win.

"United have suffered a little bit, it is better for us.

"When I was on the bench, warming up with Micah Richards and they scored their second goal, Micah was upset but I said 'Don't worry, we will win'.

"That's what we did. I thought it was really possible. I believed in it and I was right."