Kompany looks ahead to 'special' Manchester derby

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Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has admitted his side will be fired up for Sunday's derby match against Manchester United.

Kompany, who returned to the Manchester City team against Viktoria Plzen after a spell on the sidelines, is hoping his side's 3-0 victory will give last season's runners-up a timely confidence boost.

The 27-year-old played the full 90 minutes against Czech Republic side after recovering from the injury he picked up during Manchester City's opening match of the season against Newcastle.

The Belgium international will be hoping Manuel Pellegrini's side can seek revenge for their 3-2 home defeat to the Premier League champions in December last year - when Robin van Persie's late goal handed Manchester United the three points.

Speaking after City's impressive Champions League win, Kompany said: "Until now the derby was not a priority at all but obviously now it is the next game.

"We will make sure we are in the right condition for the game.

"It is a special game. It is becoming one of the most sought-after fixtures in the world and it is always great to be involved in such games. I never take them for granted."

Sunday's match will see David Moyes and Pellegrini take charge of their respected teams for the first derby match of their tenures.

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