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Fergie reckons semi-final had more drama than final

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted there is no chance of Sunday's Carling Cup final matching the semi for raw emotion. Manchester United famously confirmed a Wembley date with Aston Villa by edging a two-legged thriller with Manchester City.

And Ferguson admits that while this weekend's showpiece will be a special occasion, it will not be the same.

"I don't think the final can reach the same level of emotion as the semi," acknowledged Ferguson.

"It is a different type of game.

"Wembley is an occasion. It has always been that way.

"But the only way you can enjoy Wembley is by winning. We have got an opportunity to win something on Sunday. It is not a nice day when you lose."

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