Nasri hopes for title decider

City star wants United showdown to settle battle for glory

Samir Nasri: City midfielder hoping to face United in title decider

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Samir Nasri hopes that the Manchester derby next month will turn out to be the Premier League title decider.

The two Manchester giants clash at the end of April, a game you can see live on Sky Sports, and it is already anticipated that the clash at the Etihad Stadium will decide the 2012 champions.

City currently lie just one point adrift of United after a dramatic midweek win over Chelsea, where Nasri scored the winner.

And he now hopes both sides can stay unbeaten until the clash at City.

Fantastic

"You know what, I hope they win all their games and that we win all of ours, so we can play a 'final' here."

Samir Nasri

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"You know what, I hope they win all their games and that we win all of ours, so we can play a 'final' here," said Nasri.

"It would be fantastic for the fans, and for us as well.

"United will be there until the end - they have the experience, they have a manager who has won everything for 25 years. Even if I said I hope they will lose, sometimes you have to be realistic.

"They don't have any really difficult games and it's not good to lie; they will not lose seven of their last nine games.

"But what we did against Chelsea is a signal to United that we are here and we will be here until the end."

Confidence

On Wednesday night, boss Roberto Mancini was slightly grudging in his praise, claiming that Nasri needed to do more to prove he was the equal of such luminaries as brilliant Barcelona duo Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

"I don't know about that," said the former Marseille man, when questioned on the comparisons.

"At the moment they are on top, and I am 24. I can't say I will be like Iniesta - it would be silly to say that. But I can do my own thing and if I have confidence I can get better."

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