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Manchester United vs. Coventry City

Old Trafford

26 September


Just like the old days

The Sky Blues biggest game since relegation from the Premiership? 10,000+ City fans think so and will be in attendance at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Vital Quotes:

Sir Alex Ferguson: "It will be a fantastic atmosphere and I am sure Coventry will have a real go.

"From what I am led to believe, Coventry are bringing over 10,000 fans with them. They were one of the longest-serving top-flight clubs at one point but they have been out of the Premier League now, which probably explains the attraction. It should be a real cup tie."

Manchester United Team News:

Rooney, Saha and Hargeaves are likely to be the most recognisable names on the United team-sheet as Sir Alex gives some of his fringe players a game.

Player to watch: Wayne Rooney

An obvious one perhaps but the England international striker is reportedly desperate to play as he continues his comeback from injury.

Coventry City Team News:

Plenty of scope for changes after the 4-1 defeat at Ipswich with Andy Marshall a definite to start in goal.

Player to watch: Michael Mifsud

The Maltese forward will surely start if fit and out of all of the City players has the tools to trouble United's defence.

Match Facts & Stats

Have faith, the last time the two sides met in a cup competition, the Sky Blues won 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to that man Keith Houchen.

Ref Watch:

A big game and a big-time official with Mark Halsey set to take charge.

Next Fixtures:

Charlton at home for the Sky Blues, Birmingham City away for the Reds.

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 25 2007

Time: 3:05PM

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It's good to see that the support for the club remains strong enough to have interest like this in what is only a 3rd round tie after all. Lets hope that the team join the fans in making a good impression on people who might have forgotten about us!
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26/09/2007 14:00:00

Agreed. It's hard to see us winning the game but we can take away plenty from it, including a much-needed cash boost.
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26/09/2007 14:02:00


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