Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will name Manchester United’s strong lineup in the Carabao Cup semifinals against Manchester City on Wednesday night at Old Trafford.
Solskger is aiming for his first final as a United boss after leaving this tournament, FA Cup and Europa League semi-final stage last season.
And Derby, who played on one foot due to the crowded fixtures, represents a good opportunity for United to play the final at Wembley on April 25th.
United was disastrous at home at the start of the campaign, but now draws from four and five wins at Old Trafford and finds a winning formula under Bruno Fernandes-inspired Solskger.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men have won the last three Carabao Cups and defeated the Reds on the same stage last season.
With Sunday’s victory over Chelsea, Citi is expected to return to uncontrollable peaks and offer a much tougher test than last month’s unstimulated 0-0 draw.
Dean Henderson may return to United’s starting lineup on Wednesday instead of David de Gea.
Eric Bailly won the United match in an important block against Aston Villa and made his fifth straight start alongside Harry Maguire in central defense.
Alex Telles was able to rotate in the left back due to an aggressive threat, but remains in his position after the show gave another solid show to Aston Villa. You shouldn’t be surprised to see that.
Fred has proven that he can’t drop in the most important games and is set up to provide energy and drive with a double midfield pivot.
Scott McTominay cast a shadow over Fred in his victory over Villa, but was able to maintain his place due to his physique and goal threat from Midfield.
Alternatively, you can use Nemanya Matic as a back 4 shield to prevent Citi from punishing United’s mistakes.
Paul Pogba had no effect on the left side of Guardiola’s match last month, but he may sublimate from an unfamiliar position with Villa, and Solskger needs the most talented creators on the pitch.
Indispensable Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford will continue to support Anthony Martial’s attack, while Edinson Cavani will be the second of three suspensions.
Manchester United XI May Face Manchester United [4-2-3-1]: Henderson, Wanbisaka, Maguire, Bailly, Teres, Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Fernandez, Rashford, Marshall
– Soccer Sports
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