"I think when I play football I forget everything, it's good for me to play", he said. "We have one more game before United and then we'll see, [but] steady, it won't be handed to us". They also beat Chelsea with little alarm in their previous outing and Kompany believes City's ability to adapt to whatever gameplan an opponent has makes this team stand out.
"You can not deny that we're close to winning the league but you have to keep working and keep focused and as we did since the first day, game by game step by step and working hard every day every week every game you're going to get there".
City's victory at Stoke came courtesy of two goals from David Silva, whose season has been disrupted because of a family crisis, following the premature birth of his son Mateo in December. It's unfortunate - well, not unfortunate - it's just one thing that we know a lot of the fans will want.
He added: "But before and after United, we have the (Champions League) quarter-finals, and at the moment that is the most important thing to focus on. He has the skills no doubt about that but in the bad moments he is there to control the game and he is an aggressive competitor".
"The manager has said we have stuff to work on but having the sun on us feels like a holiday - even though it's not, but you get what I mean".
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Struggling Stoke sit second from bottom in the league with 27 points after six victories, nine draws and 15 defeats.
By the time Silva claimed his, and City's, second goal from the first attack of the second half, it was hard to see a route back for the home side. They have gone to another level.
The learning never stops with the Spanish coach, whose team now head of for a break in Abu Dhabi, with their fans looking forward to the mouthwatering prospect of clinching the league title in a match against their local rivals.
They did carve out numerous chances though and well-worked goals early in each half from David Silva proved enough.
"This game is not going to define our season, not at all - there are positives to be taken from this game for sure", Lambert told the club's website.
"You can not tell me that the players United have got do not look over there enviously at how brilliant and free they are playing", he said. "I won't criticise my team, we stuck at it".