Micah Richards' second-half header proved enough to give City a narrow win over Reading at Eastlands, with the Blues knowing before kick-off what the prize for victory was going to be.
And Wright-Phillips was so certain of the outcome, he hardly bothered to take any notice.
"I have been down this road so many times and we always get United, so to me it was inevitable," said the England international.
"We found out in the warm-up and it gave us all a laugh because we had all guessed it would happen.
"A few of the lads felt it would have been nice to get them in the final, but we have them in the semi so now we have to cross that bridge when we come to it."