Man Utd vs Man City FA Cup Preview
Manchester rivals City and United take to centre stage to contest the first FA Cup semi final at Wembley on Saturday. City are looking to win the tournament for the first time since 1969 whilst United have the opportunity to do the treble.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are in ominous form and look destined to win the Premier League title as they sit seven points ahead of nearest rivals Arsenal. In Europe The Red Devils eliminated Chelsea from the Champions League quarter finals this week with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford, setting up a semi final with German side Schalke. Ferguson will be without star striker Wayne Rooney as the player is suspended, but Dimitar Berbatov should come into the side to partner on-form Javier Hernandez up front.
Roberto Mancini’s City side have been inconsistent over the last two months. They at times show brilliance, like in the 5-0 victory over Sunderland, but other times incompetency, like in their 3-0 defeat at Anfield against Liverpool omn Monday night. City currently sit in fourth place in the league and are chasing qualification to the Champions League, and have a battle on their hands against Spurs, who are three points behind them. Carlos Tevez picked up a hamstring injury against Liverpool and will not feature against his old club on Saturday.
This is always a fiery encounter with both sides looking to win the grudge match; my pick is a 3-1 win for United.