The Sky Blues biggest game since relegation from the Premiership? 10,000+ City fans think so and will be in attendance at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Sir Alex Ferguson: “It will be a fantastic atmosphere and I am sure Coventry will have a real go.
“From what I am led to believe, Coventry are bringing over 10,000 fans with them. They were one of the longest-serving top-flight clubs at one point but they have been out of the Premier League now, which probably explains the attraction. It should be a real cup tie.”
Manchester United Team News:
Rooney, Saha and Hargeaves are likely to be the most recognisable names on the United team-sheet as Sir Alex gives some of his fringe players a game.
Player to watch: Wayne Rooney
An obvious one perhaps but the England international striker is reportedly desperate to play as he continues his comeback from injury.
Coventry City Team News:
Plenty of scope for changes after the 4-1 defeat at Ipswich with Andy Marshall a definite to start in goal.
Player to watch: Michael Mifsud
The Maltese forward will surely start if fit and out of all of the City players has the tools to trouble United’s defence.
Match Facts & Stats
Have faith, the last time the two sides met in a cup competition, the Sky Blues won 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to that man Keith Houchen.
A big game and a big-time official with Mark Halsey set to take charge.
Charlton at home for the Sky Blues, Birmingham City away for the Reds.