Sport Aaron Ramsey insists he never doubted his own ability after becoming Arsenal's stand-out star this season

Ramsey has not featured since the December 26th victory over West Ham after suffering a thigh strain

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure signs £45m contract to stay at Manchester City

Ivory Coast international has committed his future to the reigning Premier League champions

Rafael Benitez says he wants to challenge for trophies here

Chelsea v Rubin Kazan: Rafa Benitez wants to manage 'top English club' next season

His Chelsea side play in the Europa League tonight

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra

'We really wanted to win the double': Patrice Evra 'sad' after Manchester United's FA Cup exit

United lost 1-0 to Chelsea in their quarter-final replay

Rafael Benitez: The Spaniard is the ninth man in charge at Chelsea in the Abramovich era

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Blues manager takes dig at Old Trafford counterpart before Monday's FA Cup replay

Bill Bell, football club chairman and businessman

Bill Bell: Car dealer who brought glory to Port Vale FC

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Marouane Fellaini of Everton celebrates his goal during

Marouane Fellaini's commitment to Everton cannot be questioned says Phil Jagielka

The midfielder was booed off during the Toffee's FA Cup exit

Roberto Mancini has received the backing of Manchester City’s low-profile chief executive, Ferran Soriano

Roberto Mancini is our 'champion', says Manchester City chief Ferran Soriano in rare public backing

Ferran Soriano breaks cover to praise under-pressure manager and dampen speculation on his exit

Ramires: Burst into life in the second half with some driving runs and took his goal superbly well under pressure. 7

Chelsea face fixture nightmare if they beat Steaua Bucharest

FA Cup replay with Manchester United is difficult to reschedule

Manchester City's Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal and his third to complete his hat-trick

Manchester City 5 Barnsley 0 FA Cup match report: Carlos Tevez shrugs off jail threat to drive City to Wembley semi-final

Argentine scores hat-trick to set up possible Manchester derby at Wembley

Leighton Baines is congratulated by his team-mates

Everton v Wigan match preview - FA Cup sixth round

A look ahead to this weekend's FA Cup clash at Goodison Park

Leighton Baines is congratulated by his team-mates

Everton must win trophy 'to get remembered' says Leighton Baines

The Toffees take on Wigan in the FA Cup this weekend

Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea talks to goalkeeper Petr Cech

Petr Cech relishing chance to bounce back against Manchester United following Europa League defeat for Chelsea

The Blues travel to Old Trafford this weekend for an FA Cup quarter final with Manchester United

Wayne Rooney

Roberto Mancini plays down speculation Wayne Rooney could join Manchester City

The Manchester United striker's future has come under speculation

Rory Delap is on loan from Stoke City

Rory Delap set for final throw at big time against Manchester City in the FA Cup

Barnsley veteran faces City in tomorrow’s FA Cup tie and, he tells Simon Hart, he aims to show he is no one-trick pony

Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele

Barnsley's Luke Steele dreams of another ‘invincible’ FA Cup display - this time against Manchester City

The sides meet at the Etihad with a place at Wembley at stake

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