Manchester City new boys Edin Dzeko and Aleksander Kolarov say the club can change history if they beat Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

City's new found wealth has seen them close the gap to neighbours United significantly over the past two years and with the club on the brink of their first trophy for 35 years talk of the club eclipsing their Old Trafford's rivals is rife.

And both Dzeko and Kolarov, who have been quick to learn the significance of the Manchester rivalry since moving to Eastlands in the last 12 months, says a victory this weekend over United will go a long way to turning the tide.

"I hope that we will win the game. It can change all of history at the club and we have to do the best," Dzeko said.

"When I came here two or three months ago everyone spoke how important the FA Cup is for the support and the fans we need to try our best to try and play in the final."


Kolarov said: "We knew before the home game against Reading that we would play United if we won, and to draw them in a semi-final makes it almost like a final.

"Winning would give us a great opportunity to win the FA Cup – Bolton and Stoke are good teams and we respect them, but I think we are better. If we can beat United in a semi-final it will give us a great chance."

If selected, Dzeko will become the first play from Bosnia to play at Wembley, while Kolarov is yet to have played at the home of English football during his career, and both admit they can't wait for the opportunity.

“I knew that the dream of many players is to play at Wembley, because everyone in football knows what it means to play there. I have the chance to play there, against United in such a big game and it is a real honour for me to play there for City,” Kolarov said.

Dzeko said: "It's proud because Wembley is something different. We all know that we play bad against Liverpool and they played better and they deserve to win and its a big game and its massive stadium."

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