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Jose admits the League Cup is United's 4th priority
United will face Man City in the 4th round of League Cup on Wed night at the end of a hectic 9-day spell which has seen Jose Mourinho’s team already played Liverpool and Fenerbahce with Chelsea coming up this Sun but the Reds manager admits this latest instalment of rivalry with Pep Guardiola is not a priority with his side losing 1-2 to the neighbour in a league fixture at Old Trafford last month. Mourinho said: “It is the League Cup and in the 4 competitions we are involved in, it is the least important to us, so my approach to this match is secondary. Of course we want to win this match or the League Cup and I have won it 3 times before, so I will never throw it away but if you ask whether my focus is on this match, I would say no. The schedule has been tough but City at least are also playing on Sun, so Guardiola and me has same problem.”
+ United's agg win in semi-final of 2010 League Cup
United have been drawn against City in the 4th round of League Cup as both Manchester clubs secured victories over Northampton Town and Swansea City respectively and here is a recall when they met in 2010...
Sometimes a win is greater than that prize on offer and it was certainly the case in this semi-final, billed as a power struggle between the clubs with City having vastly improved under Roberto Mancini and held a 2-1 lead from the 1st leg. The result at the Etihad where ex-United striker Carlos Tevez scored twice, fuelled press reports that a change of guard was imminent in Manchester but no one told that to Sir Alex Ferguson as his players produced a mesmeric performance in the return match. Soundtracked by the raucous crowd at Old Trafford, Paul Scholes fired the opener to level the aggregate score and Michael Carrick set up by a Darren Fletcher touch to double United’s lead but Tevez then gave the Blues hope of reaching the final with his goal appearing to signal extra-time. Yet, Wayne Rooney soon headed Ryan Giggs’s cross into the net.