Last season the rivals met in the League Cup at the same stage, with City then triumphing 3-2 on aggregate – though this year there are not two legs, just a straight 90-minute encounter to yield one finalist.
Already en route to this point United have seen off Luton, Brighton and Everton, with each of those wins coming away from home. City have beaten Bournemouth, Burnley and Arsenal, with Manchester United actually being the only side to beat City in this competition over 90 minutes since January 2016.
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.
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.
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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