Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits he'll be backing Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final against Manchester City.

Ferguson is a big admirer of Wigan chairman Dave Whelan.

Ferguson said: "I hope Wigan win the cup and not because it would be at the expense of Manchester City.

"In Dave Whelan they have an owner who has not only shown great faith in his manager but someone who invests so much emotionally in his club.

"People like Dave Whelan deserve the kind of reward that a Wembley win would provide."