Man City must beat United as nobody remembers losers, warns Given

05 January 2010 12:50
Goalkeeper Shay Given has issued a rallying cry to his Manchester City team-mates ahead of their Carling Cup semi-final first leg with neighbours Manchester United, warning: Nobody remembers a last four loser!

The stand-in City captain, in the absence of Kolo Toure, wants to compound a miserable weekend for Sir Alex Ferguson's side at Eastlands on Wednesday night, following United's shock FA Cup third round exit at home to League One Leeds.

'The fans are excited and so are the players,' Given told the club's official website.

Wrap this up: Shay Given wants Man City to continue United's recent Cup woe

'The aim is still to try and win something this season. We made a goodstart in the FA Cup at the weekend and we a close to a final in theCarling Cup.

'We have only lost twice all season so we are doing ok. One of thosewas against United and I have to admit it took a long while to get overthat result. We played well that day without any reward. Hopefully itwill be different on Wednesday night.'

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Source: Daily_Mail