Milner on Premiership run

“Carlos is playing for Manchester City and playing well. He got a great hat-trick and Sergio (Aguero) was fantastic.”

“There were a number of great performances at the weekend so it’s pointless thinking about what might have been.”

“We’re lucky to have a player like Carlos Tevez playing the way he is and hopefully we get a few more hat-tricks out of him between now and the end of the season.”

“We’ll just keep doing what we’ve done all year and concentrate on our business. We’ve got tough games left and we’ll try and win the rest of those and see where that takes us.”

“Manchester United are obviously a top side. They’ve got that experience of winning trophies and been there year upon year.”

“We’ve performed well; we’ve had a great result at the weekend. All we can do is concentrate on our business and if that’s good enough then great, and if not we’ll learn from our mistakes that we’ve made this year and try and go again next year.”

Higuain not for sale?

On rumours that Higuain will leave Galacticos on the end of this season, and that he could switch with Sergio Aguero, Real Madrid’s director, Emilio Butragueno said:  “Rumours seem to be inevitable. But we are delighted with Higuain.”

“He is a world-class striker and we want him to stay here for many years. He arrived here very young and we regard him as a club player. ”

“He has always behaved impeccably whether he plays or not. We are thinking about what interests us right now and we only want our players to think about their jobs. ”

“When the season ends, the coaching staff will work to strengthen the team if necessary, but that is a long way away and what matters right now is to fight for the two titles at stake.”

Aguero: I won’t leave City

“None of the stories about Real Madrid have come from me and the City fans can rest assured I am happy here. First and foremost, the major aim is to win the league title this season. Then I want to stay here for a long time after that.”

“I’m very, very happy here. From the moment I arrived, everyone has treated me really well. It’s down to me to repay that kindness and good feeling I’ve had from everyone with some performances out on the field.”

“It would be lovely to score 30 — but the most important thing is the team getting the right results at the end of the day. The main thing about scoring is not setting targets for yourself but scoring the goals that win points for the team.”

On Tevez: “He was really keen to play, he was bursting to get out there on the field. We all know he’s an important player for us, a key player. With the nine games remaining in the season, I think he can bring a lot to the side. If and when selected, I think it’s an important time for him to come back. He’s got five years’ experience of playing in the Premier League. We have a lot of good players here and he is one other player. But he will be very, very important to us because he’s one in a long list of top-quality players at this club. He will bring a lot to the party for what remains of the season. Through what happened and the situation that came about, I’ve not had much chance to play with Carlos.”

“But what we have done between the three of us — myself, Mario and Edin — is to give a good account of ourselves in terms of goalscoring. We’ve done fairly well but it would be nice to have Carlos on board to add goals to the threesome. But it’s down to the manager and hopefully he continues to pick me.”

On comeback agains’t Chelsea: “That’s what it’s all about in a title race, not giving up. We are fighting for the title, we have confidence. We’re the sort of team who know if we go behind we can come back and win the game.”

“The key is we are in a position now where we can’t afford to drop any points. Manchester United are quite experienced in these title chases but we have to focus on ourselves.”

“We have dropped a few points here and there along the way but that’s in the past. We are playing well and we must carry on in that vein and concentrate on not letting more points go — that’s the key to it.”

Nasri: We’re going to win Premiership

“After Swansea we could not say anything. We had a really bad game, they played really well, and we were a little bit tired after the trip from Lisbon. But after that we recovered and we talked, and said a few things, that we came here to win titles.”

“We said that we need to be focused because the 10 games that are left are 10 Champions League finals and we want to win them. Since then we have shown great character against Sporting and now against Chelsea.”

“There will always be someone there to criticise. Not everyone can like City – there will be some who will say we were weak on Wednesday night. But inside the club we believe that we can achieve something together, and that is most important.”

“I am not nervous. I play football to play in this type of game – since I was a kid. I love football, and on Wednesday, when you see the atmosphere, the crowd, and the football both teams played – everyone wants to play in this kind of game.”

“You have to do something special in this kind of game. Sometimes a player can have pressure, and when a team is winning they try to defend. Then it needs something to open the game.”

“Carlos did it with his assist when I scored, and Sergio did it with the penalty. You need that in this type of game, otherwise you will not win it – the goals will not fall from the sky.”