Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini hopes to be kept apart from Manchester United for the FA Cup semis.

City are now in the last four for the second time in three years and still on track to become only the fourth team to win the FA Cup without conceding a goal, and the first since Bury in 1903.

And what Mancini regards as a "dream" final against Manchester United is still alive.

"It could be perfect because in the last two years United and City have been the best teams in England," he said.