Mancini wary of United potential
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is of the opinion that it is pointless to start comparing his side's remaining fixtures with rivals United, because Sir Alex Ferguson's men are capable of winning every game from now until the end of the season.
City have established a two-point lead over their neighbours with 14 games remaining in the Premier League season, moving ahead over the weekend when United could only draw at Chelsea.
The league leaders' title run-in only sees them travel to one of the top flight's perennial top four challengers, with City heading to Arsenal in April. By contrast United must visit Tottenham, in addition to an away trip to City themselves.
Mancini pays little attention to such details, though, insisting United have the quality to win every game they play. As a result, the Italian only demands that his own side do likewise.
"It is important that we stay top and don't think about the other teams," Mancini said ahead of this weekend's trip to Aston Villa.
"Manchester United can win all their games - they are strong like us. For this reason I don't think we can think about the other teams. "It is important to be at the top at the moment - this is very important," he said in the Daily Star.
"We will have a difficult game in Birmingham but if we have the same attitude that we had on Saturday against Fulham we will do well."