Pep Guardiola will look to continue his exceptional record in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, but standing in his and Manchester City’s way are a resurgent Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hoping to present more evidence that he has turned the club around and has them heading in the right direction to challenge for trophies once more.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
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The game will kick-off at 7:45pm on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 at Old Trafford.
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Manchester United have Victor Lindelof as the only first-team injury doubt. Edinson Cavani is still suspended. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to decide how many of his regular starters to go with in the cup, where the likes of Dean Henderson have been playing.
For City, five players will be missing due to Covid-19, including Ederson, Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus. Nathan Ake is a doubt and Pep Guardiola will have to see who is fit to play after facing Chelsea on Sunday.
MUN: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Martial
MCI: Steffen; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Mendy; Fernandinho, Gundogan; Sterling, De Bruyne, Foden; Aguero
It’s not the biggest competition for either club, but City have a proud recent record in the League Cup and United are trying to reestablish themselves as one of the top teams in the country, so this could have more riding on it than usual. City’s upturn in form, then, comes at the perfect time for this semi-final. Man United 1-2 Man City