Mancini tells injured Tevez he will have to play before Cup final

Roberto Mancini last night issued Carlos Tevez with a fitness ultimatum as the Manchester City captain steps up his bid to play a part in this season's FA Cup final.

Time for Balotelli to be a City hero, says Mancini

Roberto Mancini has told Mario Balotelli to "be a hero" ahead of Manchester City's crucial season run-in. City play an FA Cup semi-final this Saturday, and have six remaining league games as they attempt to secure Champions League qualification for next season. Balotelli's debut season at City has been mixed, and Mancini believes that some crucial goals "would change his year".

Roberto Mancini optimistic of swift Carlos Tevez return

Roberto Mancini is confident Carlos Tevez still has a major role to play in Manchester City's battle for a place in next season's Champions League.

Ferguson: Injuries make treble harder than in 1999

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted it will be far harder for Manchester United to land the treble this season than it was in 1999. United still have the chance to emulate their historic achievements of 12 seasons ago, even though they must overcome Chelsea in the Champions League, Manchester City in the FA Cup and stay top of the Premier League.

Micah Richards in fitness battle for FA Cup semi-final

Micah Richards was today hoping to learn whether he would be fit for Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United after injuring his hamstring last night.

Ryan Giggs urges calm after Manchester United defeats

Ryan Giggs is determined not to go overboard with the inquests into back-to-back defeats for Manchester United.

Arsene Wenger targets Arsenal double

Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal's disappointing Champions League exit against Barcelona now means his squad will not be "overloaded" as they aim to beat Manchester United to the domestic double.

Alex Ferguson admits to ‘tough week’ with Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson admits he has "not had an easy week" as he faces up to Manchester United's FA Cup quarter-final with Arsenal at Old Trafford tomorrow.

Nani ruled out until April following Jamie Carragher tackle

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed star winger Nani will not return to action until after this month's international break.

Furious United without Nani for Cup crunch

Nani will miss Manchester United's FA Cup sixth-round tie with Arsenal on Saturday, with his club so angered that Jamie Carragher was refused entry to their dressing room to apologise for his tackle on Sunday.

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