Manchester United vs Man City LIVE: Red Devils host the holders in high stakes local derby in bid to set up Carabao Cup final against Tottenham
- Manchester United and Manchester City will clash in 7.45pm kick-off
- Winner of the Carabao Cup semi-final will face Tottenham in an April final
- City are the current holders having won the competition three years in a row
- Latest Carabao Cup news, live action and results can be found here
Bell, Lee and Summerbee getting the better of Best, Law and Charlton, Rooney silencing Tevez and the ‘noisy neighbours’ and a Guardiola masterclass at Old Trafford… League Cup semi-finals between Man United and Man City seldom disappoint
I hope you didn’t go with that 0-0 I was leaning towards happening earlier…
Of course he is just taking his place in the dugout pitchside ahead of the warm ups. He does look like he is up to no good though.
OPTAJOE: 2 – Manchester City have lost just two of their 23 League Cup matches under Pep Guardiola (W17 D4), though both defeats have come versus Manchester United (in 2016 and 2020). Nemesis.
According to bettingexpert.com, Manchester City are favourites to win the competition even now despite Tottenham already being in the final, with their price at 5/4.
By the way if think we are in for a repeat of that awful draw last month – this game is 6/1 to go to penalties. Oh yes, it’s extra time and pens if there are no separating sides after 90 mins.
Likewise, Guardiola has also tweaked his side with a couple of changes following their impressive 3-1 win at Chelsea on Sunday.
In come Fernandinho and Riyad Mahrez as Rodri and Bernardo Silva make way.
Steffen, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Sterling.
There are two changes in total from the side that defeated Aston Villa 2-1 on New Year’s Day in the Premier League with Dean Henderson coming in for David de Gea in goal while Victor Lindelof replaces Eric Bailly to partner Harry Maguire at centre-back.
Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Fernandes, Martial, Rashford.
It’s none other than the three-handled prize itself, in what is otherwise a very chilly evening at Old Trafford where temperatures are around 1 degrees Celsius. i don’t know why I sound too surprised about this considering we are in the heart of winter.
Enough weather chat though, team news for both sides coming up shortly…
We could have some Manchester derby this evening… well… it can’t be worse than the last one.
There’s a cup final on the line in this one though so a draw, shake hands, and have a few giggles with the enemy isn’t an option tonight (which will relieve Roy Keane) as I welcome you to our live coverage of the Carabao Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford
The stakes are high as Manchester United welcome Manchester City to Old Trafford for a place in the Carabao Cup final when the teams meet in the semi-final at Old Trafford.
City will be looking to triumph once again on enemy territory in their bid to defend the trophy they have won in the past three years, with the goal of setting up a final against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham who are looking to end their 13-year trophy drought.
Follow Sportsmail’s DAN RIPLEY for live EFL Cup coverage of Man United vs Manchester City including score, lineups and build-up.
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