Nev: We Have Nothing To Prove Against Bitters
Gary Neville rubbished claims that tonight's Carling Cup game is an opportunity for United to show that they are still top dogs in Manchester - like that's in question...
"I don`t see the game as an opportunity to reassert our dominance over City," he said. "We are quite comfortable with where we are.
"We are second in the league, we`re in the Carling Cup semi-final and we`re in the second phase of the Champions League, so we have nothing to prove.
"People might perceive that something is going on in Manchester between the two clubs, but we cannot afford to get involved in that. We just need to concentrate on our jobs like we`ve always done.'
Well said indeed. It would be a sad day when we started considering a Carling Cup semi-final as decisive in terms of the bragging rights between the clubs. What does matter is that we should win this trophy because in our current state this represents our best chance of silverware. That's it, no more.