Man United vs Man City

Football - Manchester City v Manchester United Carling Cup Semi Final First Leg
Tomorrow’s game between Man United and Man City doesn’t need any building up. The second leg of the Carling Cup semi-final will be one hell of a match to watch with passion, honour, pride and a date at Wembley at stake.

After a very fortunate 2-1 win over Man United at the City Of Manchester Stadium, City are one step into the final but it is all to play for. If we play the same way we did days ago against City, then we will be going to Wembley.

Ahead of the game there has been a bit of a war of words between Gary Neville and Carlos Tevez. To be fair, it was actually more of Tevez taking a few swipes at his former team-mate and club. The funny side of it- Tevez doesn’t speak English and doesn’t know what has really been said.

Last year Man United went into the second leg of the Carling Cup semi-final against Derby County 1-0 down but ended up going to the final with a 4-2 win at Old Trafford.

Man United go into the game with no new injury worries. Nemanja Vidic is definitely out with a calf injury. We aren’t quite sure if Rio Ferdinand will play or not, if he accepts the charge of violent conduct he has been charged with today then he won’t play. If Ferdinand doesn’t accept the charge then he will be able to play, if the FA believes that he only denies the charge so he can play, then they may hand him an extra match ban.

Man City will have Robinho available to play even though Man City are in talks with two Brazilian clubs to take him on loan. Kolo Toure is back from the Africa Cup of Nations, Emmanuel Adebayor is expected to make the bench after returning from compassionate leave.

Predicted Man United starting XI- Edwin Van Der Sar, Rafael da Silva, Wes Brown, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Luis Nani, Darren Fletcher, Paul Scholes, Antonio Valencia, Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Rooney.

Predicted scoreline- Manchester United 3-1 Manchester City

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