Manchester City and Spain defender Aymeric Laporte has hinted that the rift between City and their neighbors after a few dominant years in England “can annoy people”.
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The city is pushing for a second in a row First League title and a fourth in five years with Laporte at his side. The Spain international was a record signing when he joined forces with Pep Guardiola in January 2018 and is expected to play his 100th Premier League game against him Burnley this weekend.
Laporte has sent title rivals Liverpool a messageas he prepares to face the Reds twice in April The pair made progress in the FA Cup March. However, Jurgen Klopp’s side aren’t the only rivals he has his sights set on and it’s unlikely Man Utd fans won’t take his comments too kindly.
“You can tell,” Laporte said The guard when asked if he felt people were waiting for City to fail. “Maybe it’s not that they’re tired of us, but they don’t think it’s normal that we always win.”
City have won 10 trophies over the past four seasons with Laporte being part of the squad. In addition to the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2020-21 Premier League titles, they have one FA Cup win, four League Cups and two Community Shield wins while Manchester United have won nothing in the same period.
“That can annoy people, like our neighbors who didn’t win anything,” the 27-year-old continued. “They have many supporters, we are in the same city. It is difficult [for them] to understand. But there is only one winner. They also spent a lot of money.”
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Laporte’s comments came at a time when Manchester United star Paul Pogba has expressed his frustration in the field fights of his own club. Pogba was part of the United team that won the Europa League in 2017 but has not contributed to their haul since.
“I can make a decision tomorrow, just like I can make a decision during the transfer window. I want to come back and end the season well,” said the France international telefoot.
“The season isn’t over yet, but almost because we don’t have any more titles to play for. I want to win titles, to play for something and this year and the last few years we haven’t won a title. It’s sad. “
United finished second behind City in 2017/18 but finished runners-up with a 19-point gap between the two sides. City go into this weekend’s games 20 points clear of their neighbors after beating them 2-0 at Old Trafford 4-1 at Etihad Stadium leaving Ralf Rangnick’s team in sixth place and trying to catch up in the race Champions League Qualification.
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