Ben Foster had a howler against City in September, gifting them two goals with bad goalkeeping errors. Strictly speaking, he wasn’t helped by the United defence though, with the first goal coming from a lack of communication between himself and Rio, the second goal coming from United giving the ball away, and the third goal from Ferdinand ridiculously trying to chip the ball over Bellamy’s head at the half way line and failing.

Ferdinand won’t be playing in the League Cup semi-final on Wednesday, with hopefully the more assured Vidic-Evans partnership on show, with Wes at right back.

Ben Foster is obviously hoping for a chance to redeem himself, with Tomasz Kuszczak filling Van der Sar’s gloves whilst he’s been away.

“As well some important league games, we’ve got big cup matches coming up against City in the Carling Cup,” says Ben. “Like the fans, the lads are really looking forward to it.”

Last time the teams met, Craig Bellamy thought he had robbed a point for City when scoring in the last minute, until Michael Owen showed up deep in to injury time to score the winner.

“People will talk about that game in the build-up, but I’m not sure how much bearing it’ll have on the tie,” Foster continued. “That result will have hurt City and they’ll want revenge, but the bottom line is City always want to beat us, and we want to beat them! Hopefully we produce a good performance – we’d love to go to a final again because we want to defend the trophy, and getting to Wembley gives everyone a boost.”