The former Leeds United starlet says he won't change his selfless ways.
"People get a tag and it sticks," said Milner. "That's the way it is. If I change my Yorkshire accent, it might change something but I'm stuck with that and proud of it.
"At times, I do think if I was a bit lazier, just did the attacking side of the game, would people notice me more? But I play the game which is best for the team. I track back, I defend and sometimes might not have the energy to go forward because you're doing that work.
"If I feel I'm not getting a fair crack of the whip I do go and see the manager. That's the way I've always done it. Football is all about opinions. People who don't rate you... I try to change their mind.
"This is my fifth season at City and, with the trophies I've won, and to be there, to hold my own, I can't be doing too badly."
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