WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

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Papers: City won't crack

02/05/2012 09:32

Neil Custis writes in The Sun...
We won't crack again
Joe Hart dismissed claims Manchester United have handed City the league but insisted: 'We are top because we deserve to be.' Now Hart says the team is fully focused on turning their goal difference advantage over the Red Devils into a title in the last two games.  The colossal battle with United has seen City blow a five-point lead then United surrender an eight-point advantage. But for England goalkeeper Hart, top is top. The 25-year-old said: “We were strongly reminded that we were leading and then we supposedly cracked up. But we’re back at the top when it matters. We have two games to go. Hopefully we can get a couple of goals and wrap up this league. The United game is gone now. We have played and beaten them twice. Now we must focus on Newcastle. [Also] We have to do very well to be appreciated. Paul Scholes gets noticed because Manchester United win things. We know what a fantastic player he is but maybe it wouldn’t be noticed if he wasn’t in such a good team. You have to win for people to realise how good your team is."   Hoffenheim have rejected a bid from Swansea for on-loan midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, with the Daily Mail claiming United are also in the running for the Iceland international.

Roy Keane has had his say on United, suggesting losing the title City may be beneficial in the long run. "Maybe if they lose the league, it won't be a bad thing," he told the Daily Telegraph. "They may say: 'Listen, we may have to reinvest again'. They said that last year when they lost to Barcelona and they went out and spent £50million on David De Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young and these are all good players. But sometimes you need that big hitter to come in."

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