Jesse Lingard challenged his team-mates from Manchester United to extend their strong record at Etihad Stadium by competing in Sunday's derby match.
Although City's fortune has grown even further in recent years, United has won seven of its last 15 guests and has not lost to the eastern side of Manchester since November 2014.
This record was threatened in the previous season, when City – the need to win to confirm their championship status – led 2-0 at half-time, only for Paul Pogbo, who inspired a stunning turnaround and won 3-2 United.
"The winner's winner last year was an unusual feeling and we hope we can do it again," Lingard told MUTV.
"We have done well, and sometimes it is only a fine reserve. Last season we kept the mental state and finally won. The way supporters support us, even at 2-0 down, stay with us and support us through the game, which is what we are encouraged. "
United will arrive at the Etihad Stadium to lead the league and defend the champions for nine points after the uncertain start of the season, making the coach Jose Mourinho under great pressure.
But it seems that in the past few weeks, they have discovered my own mine, which was triggered by victorious victories over Newcastle on October 6 and won the last three trips.
Lingard returned to the starting line for United on Wednesday after finishing another late turn – this time in the Champions League defeated Juventus 2-1, who recently beat the wound.
"I think these big games are what you play for," he said. "There is more pressure, trigger this pressure, these are the games you want to participate in, like everyone else. Most importantly, we believe in ourselves that we can do it. I believe in this team."
Romelu Lukaku could miss a match with a femoral injury, perhaps it would be an opportunity for Marcus Rashford, who scored the only goal in United's 1-0 victory in Etihad in 2016.
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Rashford only played the last eight minutes of the last season's derby, but it's always a special day for an academic product.
"My own derby in the city was amazing," said Rashford. "I was on the bench for this game and I wanted to continue, so we focused on not losing this game, because winning was the only option for us when we went to the other half.
"The feeling that they were two goals behind was terrible and that made it amazing. We all look forward to Sunday matches and we hope that we can leave the stadium with the same feeling."
– Press Association