Man United v Man City LIVE: Carabao Cup semi-final derby clash live on talkSPORT January 5, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer

Manchester United host rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals tonight.

United saw off Everton in the last round of the cup while City smashed Arsenal to reach the final four.

Manchester United host rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals tonight

Tonight’s winner will take on Tottenham in the final at Wembley in April.

City have won the cup three years in a row and would love to make it a superb quadruple.

United, meanwhile, are eager to win silverware under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Man United v Man City: How to listen

This match will get under way at 7:45pm on Wednesday, January 6.

Full coverage from Old Trafford will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 7pm.

Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will from Sam Matterface and Trevor Sinclair.

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Man United v Man City: Team news

Man United striker Edinson Cavani is suspended the visit of City.

The 33-year-old striker serves the second match of a three-game ban handed down by the FA for using a racial term in a social media post.

Long-term absentee Phil Jones remains sidelined but United have no other injury concerns with Victor Lindelof set to return from a back complaint.

Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus could be back for City after completing a period of isolation following positive Covid-19 tests announced on Christmas Day.

However, Ferran Torres, Ederson, Tommy Doyle and Eric Garcia are all still out.

Aymeric Laporte missed Sunday’s win over Chelsea with a minor hamstring problem and remains doubtful, as does Nathan Ake who was not fit enough to return from a muscle injury at the weekend.

Man United v Man City: What has been said?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says winning the Carabao Cup would be a ‘very, very big step’ for Manchester United.

He said: “The next game is always important but of course a semi-final is a chance to get to the final, to get your hands on a trophy in the next round and for this team it would be a very, very big step getting your hands on a trophy.

“We’ve developed a lot in the last six months, last 12 months since the last semi in the Carabao Cup so of course it’s not just learning to win semis.

“We’ve also earned the right to feel we can go all the way with our performances.

“We are confident, we are going into the game with good form so there’s no excuses.

“Of course, you play football to win.

“You play football to win trophies, to get your hands on a trophy – even though when you win that trophy you move on to the next one.

“But it gives you hunger to get more, so of course the squad is focused, we’re ready to give it a go. I think we’ve prepared well for this game.”

Man City have won the Carabao Cup three years in a row

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Man City have won the Carabao Cup three years in a row

Man United v Man City: Match stats and facts

  • This is the fourth time Man Utd and Man City have met in the League Cup semi-finals, also doing so in 1969-70, 2009-10 and 2019-20, the joint-most of any fixture along with Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur.
  • The away team won both the League Cup semi-final legs between Man Utd and Man City last season (3-1 City first leg, 1-0 United second leg), with the Citizens going through 3-2 on aggregate.
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last three games against Man City in all competitions (W2 D1) without conceding a goal. They haven’t gone four without defeat against their rivals since February 2011.
  • The home team has ended on the winning side in just three of the last 14 matches between Man Utd and Man City in all competitions (D3 L8).
  • This is Manchester United’s 16th appearance in the League Cup semi-finals, with the Red Devils progressing to the final nine times. However, they have lost two of their last three semi-final ties in the competition, having progressed from eight of nine before that.
  • Manchester City have progressed from each of their last five League Cup semi-final ties, going on to win the trophy each time. The Citizens are looking to become just the second side to reach four consecutive League Cup finals, after Liverpool who did so between 1981 and 1984.
  • Seven of Manchester United’s eight goals in the League Cup this season have been scored by different players (Mata x2, Rashford, Greenwood, McTominay, Pogba, Martial, Cavani). They last had more in 2016/17, when they went on to win the competition (9).
  • 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). Guardiola has lost three of his six matches against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (50%), his worst loss percentage against any manager he’s faced at least five times.

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