Manchester council deny reports City requested FA Cup parade to delay United title celebrations

It had been suggested that the FA Cup finalists had planned an open-top tour of their own should they beat Wigan, which would have clashed with the Red Devils' plans
Manchester council have quashed reports that dethroned Premier League champions Manchester City had looked to scupper United’s title celebrations.

The Old Trafford outfit are due to be presented with the Premier League trophy on Sunday May 12, the day after City’s FA Cup final clash with Wigan.

Reports suggested City’s desire to hold their own parade, should they defeat the Latics, was set to cause a schedule conflict that would disrupt, even cancel, United’s own plans.

However, Manchester council have rejected those claims, and are adamant that City never even broached the subject of holding a parade that might clash with United’s event.

A statement on their website read: “We would also like to clarify that, contrary to the implication in some sections of the media today, Manchester City FC have never discussed or requested having a parade on Monday 13 May, or any other date, should they win the FA Cup and any suggestion about there being competition for that date is entirely unfounded.”

The Red Devils’ proposed open top parade will go ahead as planned on Monday May 13, the day after their final home game of the season against Swansea.