Manchester United will face rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley for the second time in three seasons, if they get past Chelsea in their quarter final replay.
Sir Alex Fergusons men were two-nil up with just eleven minutes played in yesterday afternoon’s match against the holders, after goals from Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney, though Eden Hazard and Ramires pulled the Blues level in the second half.
Juan Mata very nearly scored a winner late on, but was denied by counterpart David De Gea, who made a fine save to prevent United being eliminated from a second competition in the space of five days.
Elsewhere, the club have been linked with a move for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric. The Croatian, who scored the superb equaliser in the Champions League last sixteen tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, has struggled to find form in Madrid having made just fourteen starts in La Liga. If he came to United he could certainly influence the premier league 2012 betting.
United were linked with the 27 year old before his £33 million move last summer, and reports in the Mirror suggest that the former Tottenham Hotspur man would welcome a return to the Premier League with the leaders.