Manchester City vs Manchester United

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Tonight Manchester City host current holders of the Carling Cup Man United, in the first leg of the competition’s semi-final tie between the two teams. The last time Manchester City won a major trophy was 34 years ago and that was the League Cup. On the other hand, Man United have won the Premier League 11 times, FA Cup 8 times, 3 League Cups, European cup twice, one Cup Winners’ Cup.

Man City have now been taken over by a rich billionaire and they are able to buy whoever the want, assuming the player wants to go there. Man United are around £700 million in debt, facing financial under certainty and can’t afford to buy any players. On paper both clubs are worlds apart but that won’t matter tonight.

Manchester City will be without Roque Santa Cruz, Patrick Vieira, Wayne Bridge, Michael Johnson & Joleon Lescott who are all injured. The Eastlands club will also be without Emmanuel Adebayor who is on compassionate leave after the horrific terrorist attack. Kolo Toure is still out at the African Cup Of Nations.

Dimitar Berbatov, Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic, Ben Foster and Federico Macheda are all doubtful for Man United. Owen Hargreaves, Rio Ferdinand and John O’Shea are injured.

Predicted Man United starting XI- Edwin Van Der Sar, Rafael da Silva, Wes Brown, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Danny Welbeck, Anderson, Paul Scholes, Luis Nani, Wayne Rooney and Mame Biram Diouf.

Predicted scoreline- Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United

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