14 Mar '11, 5am

Man City coach Roberto Mancini says he believes his side is now 'very close' to Man Utd

Man City coach Roberto Mancini says he believes his side is now 'very close' to Man Utd

Manchester City head coach Roberto Mancini says he believes his side is closing the gap on perennial rivals Manchester United. -- PHOTO: AP MANCHESTER (United Kingdom) - MANCHESTER City manager Roberto Mancini believes his side are closing the gap on United as he prepares to face his neighbours in the FA Cup semi finals. City booked a place in the last four against their old rivals with a 1-0 quarter final victory over Championship side Reading. The Eastlands club have not won any major silverware since 1976 and have not even been in an FA Cup semi final since they lost the FA Cup final in 1981. They will meet Sir Alex Ferguson's side on April 17 at Wembley looking to end a miserable run of just one win in their last eight matches against the Old Trafford club. United knocked City out of the League Cup semi finals last season and continue to stay one step ahead of them in ...

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