Roberto Mancini is convinced his side can win the Premier League title, despite yesterday's 3-2 defeat to rivals United in the FA Cup.
The City manager said the spirited performance of his players had strengthened his belief that league triumph is firmly in their grasp.
United are now set to clash with Liverpool in the 4th round - with Tottenham and Chelsea also through to the next stage of the cup.
Arsenal could join them if they beat Leeds United tonight, with Thierry Henry likely to make his second debut for the Gunners.
In other news, Mark Hughes looks set to replace Neil Warnock as manager of QPR, with the Welshman meeting with the club today.
Today's transfer news sees reports that Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou is being targeted by Arsene Wenger - a long term admirer. (Telegraph)
Manchester City and Liverpool are both reportedly interested in Eric Abidal, with the Barca defender approaching the end of his contract. (Give Me Football)
And finally, Harry Redknapp has hinted he could make a moved for Demba Ba, claiming the Newcastle striker's release clause is below £10m. (Guardian)