Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says he's never watched a replay of their 6-1 home defeat by Manchester City suffered last season.

United have a chance for revenge tonight.

"No. Why would I?" Ferguson said when asked if he'd watched the game. "I am not into self-flagellation.

"It happened. We threw it away. We committed suicide.

"We were the better team until they scored right on half-time. Then we had a man sent off just after half-time and we still kept chasing the game.

"That was us playing with the history books instead of their brains. It will be different this time."