Manchester City’s FA Cup clash with Fulham is the main talking point in Saturday’s newspapers.

Pep Guardiola’s side welcome the Cottagers to the Etihad Stadium for a fourth round tie at 13:00 (UK) on Sunday and visiting boss Scott Parker is under no illusions as to the size of the task ahead of his team.

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Elsewhere, Micah Richards, discusses his love for the FA Cup and why he’s pleased it still ranks highly in the Club’s priorities this season.

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“A difficult task but one we are all relishing. It is always daunting, they are a world-class team, there is no doubt about that.

“There have been teams that have gone there and have come away with something, so there is always that little bit of hope that you can look to. They have got a lot of games and they are in a lot of competitions.

“Whoever Pep decides to use, you will normally see an international player and a strong team. Nothing changes too much for them.”


BBC: Micah Richards: I love how City go all out to win the FA Cup

“I don’t think the big clubs disrespect the FA Cup these days as much as is made out - when they rest players, it is more down to their schedule.

“Things are different at City and one of the reasons they will go so hard to win it again under Pep Guardiola after lifting it last season is because they have got a squad that allows them to.

“Yes, I expect they will make one or two changes against Fulham on Sunday, but I love the fact they really go for it because Pep Guardiola always wants to win absolutely everything.

“It is not even a case of the FA Cup being important to City this year just because Liverpool are running away with the title. It is the same every season.”