Manchester City keeper Joe Hart warns team-mates to put 6-1 win over Manchester United in the past

England international believes City should be on their guard against any United payback in the FA Cup clash on Sunday, and reflects on success in the competition last year

Manchester City keeper Joe Hart has warned his team-mates that October’s 6-1 hammering of Manchester United is in the past and the Red Devils are after revenge in their FA Cup clash.

The England international feels that game was huge for the players and the fans but believes both teams have changed since then and it’s important for City especially to move on.

Hart told the club’s official website: “That’s in the past, now. It’s gone for us but it’s also gone for them because they have produced some great form since.

“It’s nice for the fans to have those memories and to have the bragging rights, but for the players, it has gone, and we move on to Sunday and another big game.

“They owe us one, but that’s for them to feel and not our concern. We have to focus on our own game and we want to win every match we play regardless of the competition because if you win games you win trophies, and that is what we are all about.”

Hart also reflected on City’s win in the FA Cup last year which he feels was a major achievement for the club after such a long time without winning a trophy, and he is eyeing up the same success this year.

“It was huge for the club, huge for the fans and the players and helped us bring in some excellent players this year,” he said.

“There was a lot made about us winning the FA Cup, with all the local taunts about 35 years and so on, but they have all gone now That is what we are trying to repeat this season."

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