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Red Devil said:
United must play well to win this but they can, and, hopefully, will. Spurs will be on 7th heaven after knocking Arsenal into oblivion and beyond tonight and who can blame them. Like this, they can be dangerous.

IF United perform, we are through. Under acheive and we have a problem.
Right.... Can't be another way.:( ...............................:D

Seriously though, think it will be another epic encounter, a typical end to end stuff. United to nick it by one solitary goal; Ronaldo, who else.
 

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We will run United into the ground, says Spurs boss Ramos

Source: Daily Mail

Juande Ramos has warned Manchester United that his Spurs players will run them to exhaustion in an attempt to win at Old Trafford in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Tottenham will travel north for their fourth-round encounter on a high following their 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal in the Carling Cup semi-final.

They will start the match as underdogs but Ramos believes his players now have the appetite to cause an upset against United.

“Having reached Wembley once, we now have to aim to win the Carling Cup Final and to get there again in the FA Cup,†he said.

“United will be a very difficult opponent because they are playing at a very, very high level and the game is at their stadium. But we will run and work to exhaust any and every possibility of beating them.

“It's always been my aim to make our biggest impacts in cup competitions because by the time I arrived there was no possibility of winning the League.â€

The Spurs boss believes the prospect of going to Wembley will set the platform for the rest of the season and promised the club's fans his side will go all out on the attack against the Premier League champions.

He added: “Beating Arsenal like that in front of our own supporters and playing so well was like a final for us. “However, going to Wembley is like a religious experience, a mythical venue in the home of football.

“If you get to Wembley as a coach or a player then it's like getting a Phd or being knighted, in football terms, like nothing you could experience anywhere else in the world.â€

Ramos is still hoping to have deals in place for both Rangers right-back Alan Hutton and Juventus's former Chelsea midfielder Tiago by the weekend.

However, Hutton played and scored last night in the Scottish club's 6-0 win over East Stirling and assistant manager Ally McCoist insisted he was going nowhere.
 

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Further buildup to The Game...

Source: Edited from Daily Mail

Tottenham manager Juande Ramos will offer a bottle of red wine to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson tomorrow - but he will only share a glass if Spurs win at Old Trafford.
It is customary for Ferguson to enjoy a drink with his opposite number after matches and despite being a relative newcomer to England, Ramos wants to be part of the tradition.

But he also wants to continue his amazing record in knockout competitions, and only victory for Spurs in the FA Cup clash against United will quench his thirst.

"I'll take a bottle and if we win I'll open it, and if we lose I won't," said the Spurs head coach.

Ramos has not been knocked out of a cup competition in two years and Spurs are coming off the back of the midweek thrashing of rivals Arsenal.

While at Sevilla, Ramos also had a fine record against heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid, although his only previous clash at Old Trafford ended in a 3-0 pre-season defeat.

"The result wasn't important, it was just a training match," insisted Ramos.

Spurs have not won at Old Trafford since 1989 and will be without suspended full-back Pascal Chimbonda.



What a petty man.



Source: Goal.com

After dispatching Arsenal from the Carling Cup in midweek, Spurs coach Juande Ramos has told United's Sir Alex Ferguson to watch out - his side are next!

Juande Ramos' magnificent record in knock-out competitions continued on Tuesday night as his Tottenham side hammered Arsenal 5-1 to reach the final of the Carling Cup.

It is now almost 50 games since anybody has knocked a Ramos-managed team out of a cup competition, a run dating back to the Spaniard's first season with Sevilla in 2005.

Two Uefa Cups and a Copa del Rey have been lifted in that time, as well as reaching the knockout stages of this season's Uefa Cup with Spurs.

And with Manchester United next up in the FA Cup this weekend, Ramos has no intention of giving up his record without a fight.

"It's normal that the home team is favourite," said the Spaniard ahead of the Old Trafford meeting. "Manchester or Arsenal when they play at home are always the big favourite.

"But in the Spanish Super Cup this season, Sevilla beat Real Madrid 5-3 in their stadium," he commented of his former club. "That just shows anything can happen. But Tottenham will play to their strengths. We accept that Manchester United are favourites, but Tottenham will give everything and if we lose, we will lose with our heads held high."



That is a concern, no doubt...

Can't wait for the game. Getting restless, listless...
 
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