Manchester United is to play against Manchester City in the EFL Cup semi-finals following their 3-0 win over Colchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his players are looking forward to a recap of the Premier League Manchester derby showdown. He believes his side knows how to hurt City and regards it a ”nice draw”.
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial goals added with Ryan Jackson own-goal put the Red Devils above their League Two opponents at Old Trafford. Still, the Norwegian felt his players reduce their level for the course of the game’s rival.
Colchester held Crystal Palace and Tottenham to draws before winning both sides on penalties in earlier matches of the tournament.
The Red Devils will play Pep Guardiola’s City in the semi-final over two legs, coming up on January 6 and 27 respectively.
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Meanwhile, Solskjaer’s men beat City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on December 7 and the United boss expects similar results from this tie. The Premier League breaking point can repeat itself in the Carabao Cup, Solskjaer belieses so.
The Citizens are two consecutive winners of the EFL Cup and might make it to earning their third. But will have to go through the in-form United to secure it.
While Solskjaer’s side, on the other hand, is confident to take on the holders, to deny them smooth passage to the finals. And either side of Leicester or Aston Villa will meet whoever wins between the Derby side in the finals.
“You always want to win trophies and you want to win games and we got a nice little draw,”
“It’ll be exciting times coming up.
“I don’t feel anything is written in the stars; you just work hard, take what you get and do the best out of it.
“We’ve shown before that we can do well against City and teams like that.”– Ole Gunnar Solskjaer