The former United and City forward, now Roberto Mancini's lieutenant, has urged the club not to give up on the league and to capitalise on any 'jitters' the Red Devils may sufferManchester City coach Brian Kidd says the club still have to believe they can snatch the Premier League title from Manchester United whilst it remains mathematically possible.
City kept within touching distance of the league leaders with a late goal against Wigan on Wednesday night to keep the club 13 points off United with a game in hand.
Kidd believes the side – who will also contest the FA Cup final against the Latics on May 11 – have the players in the squad to turn their fortunes around and wants them to believe they can achieve a domestic double.
"Listen, we’re champions. We’re champions and we want to fight until the end. I think it would be poor if we thought it was all over," Kidd told Goal.com.
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"Whether you're playing good, bad or indifferent, we've got match-winners in our side and I don't just mean the flair players."
Manchester United found themselves in a similar position of authority in the league table last year but an up-turn in form allowed City to take advantage and claim their first top-flight domestic title for over fourty years.
And while Kidd remains clear that the title is United’s to lose, he hopes his side can take inspiration from last seasons’ triumph should their rivals feel the pressure again this time around.
He continued: "To drop eight points in six games – nobody thought that could have happened this time last year but it did. There are stranger things in football.
"Nobody knows. Until it is mathematically certain there is hope there and belief. The title is not over yet until it is mathematically finished,” he then told reporters.
"It is United's to lose but make no mistake, there will be some jittery moments with what happened last year. It was a bad experience for them and they will be shocked by it."
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