FA Cup Semi Finals: Manchester United v Manchester City

Edwin van der Sar

He has won three Premier League titles, one League Cup and three Community Shields during with Man Utd, but has not won a FA Cup triumph to date.

"An FA Cup winner's medal would mean a lot despite what I have already won in my career," said
Van der Sar. It is there and on my list but I wouldn't look back in regret if I don't win it. In any case, it doesn't do a lot for me to lose a semi-final there.

"Football is about winning trophies. Although we're at Wembley, we are still one match away from the final."

Manchester United will face Manchester City in the upcoming FA Cup Semifinals - Manchester Derby at Wembley.

Actually, three clubs from within a 20-mile radius of each will play in the FA Cup semi-finals this weekend.

The upcoming all-Manchester FA Cup semi-final at Wembley will pit Manchester United against Manchester City in their last four clash over the weekend of April 16-17. Stoke and Bolton contest the other tie. 

Arsenal host Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League the same day.    

"There is a lot of sport going on in London that weekend and we will be having conversations with the relevant authorities before we make a decision as to which game gets played when" said a spokesperson for local authorities.

"It is not extraordinary in that sense and we are not expecting huge problems or issues over this.

"We will deal with this event the same way we will deal with other events.

"But we will also be talking to rail transport providers who will be bringing fans from Manchester."  

"All our scheduling takes place after consultation with the Metropolitan Police," he added.  

"We would have been aware that the London Marathon would be taking place on that day when we consulted all the people involved.

"The schedule at this time of year can be quite difficult and things have been compounded by the fact the Champions League final is at Wembley so the FA Cup final is earlier than usual."  

"We deal with football matches - FA Cup semi-finals and final, internationals - all the time," said a spokesman.

"We obviously have a lot of experience of dealing with these things and an appropriate and flexible policing policy will be in place."


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