Manchester City defender Gael Clichy has said the 6-1 mauling at Old Trafford means nothing.
Roberto Mancini’s side inflicted what Sir Alex Ferguson called the ‘worst result’ of his career, but Clichy has said that win is irrelevant.
The France international was speaking ahead of the sides’ FA Cup third round clash on Sunday at Etihad Stadium and warned his side not to dwell on the previous result between the two.
“Now, the Old Trafford game is finished,” Clichy told the club’s official website.
“We are in the same position, in the FA Cup, not in the Champions League anymore and we are first and second in the Premier League.
“The 6-1 was a really sweet result for the players and the fans and of course it will be remembered for many years, maybe forever.
“As a player this doesn't mean anything, one game could be like this and another game could be the other way around so hopefully that's not going to be the case.”
The former Arsenal man reiterated the need for calm ahead of the clash, which is set to be the most heavily policed Manchester derby for years.
Clichy doesn’t put much stock in a single result and is happy to just seal a tight victory to secure progression in the competition.
“We are going to try hard to win, even if it's 1-0 because it is still a win, you go through and you keep your rivals out of the competition so that's the deal,” he added.
“We have many more games to come so we have to take them one after the other and when the time comes, hopefully we can make something happen for City.”
The tie will played at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday at 1:00pm.
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