United have built up a comfortable 15-point buffer at the top of the table with eight games to play, and will doing all they can to defend their position after losing the title to City late on last term.
The two sides are due to meet on Monday night at Old Trafford, in a game that could allow the Sky Blues a chance to exact some revenge on their local rivals.
They are unlikely to be able to start a miracle comeback, but Kolarov insists that that doesn’t matter, and his team will be going all out to show they are the better side:
“I have to be honest, they have been better this season.” He told Sky Sports.
“We have played good, but some games we have made mistakes. Against small teams, we have made a lot of mistakes – away especially.
“They deserve it because they are in first place at the moment. But, for us, that doesn’t change anything. We are going to try and win in the game at Old Trafford, to be proud.
“They are confident in this moment and it will be a different game but – if we play like we know, if we are all at 100 per cent – I think we are better than them.”
City and United played out one of the most memorable games of last season at Old Trafford, with the visitors registering an unbelievable 6-1 win.
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