Manchester United vs Man City confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Carabao Cup semi-final tonight

Karl Matchett
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 (Manchester United via Getty Imag)
(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

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.

The two rivals met in the semis of the competition last year, City triumphing on aggregate on their way to a third straight EFL Cup success, while the Manchester derby shortly before Christmas proved to be a tame, dull, eventless encounter - one which hopefully won’t be repeated here as one team must prevail.

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At least one of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford have scored in every single Man United game since that derby draw - including the weekend win over Aston Villa - while Anthony Martial has also rediscovered some form in attack, leaving City in no doubt as to where the main threats to their crown will come from.

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City themselves returned to form in style on Sunday, beating Chelsea with ease and with a stark reminder to rival teams that when they click, they can be one of the most devastating and difficult to stop clubs around.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

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When is the match?

The game will kick-off at 7:45pm on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 at Old Trafford.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Ultra HD and streamed on the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

What is the team news?

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.

Confirmed line-ups

Man Utd XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Fred, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.

Man City XI: Steffen, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Sterling.

Odds

United - 45/17

Draw - 37/13

City - 13/12

Prediction

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

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