Manchester United welcome Manchester City to Old Trafford this Wednesday, with a place in the Carabao Cup final up for grabs.
Five years have passed since Manchester City last tasted defeat in the League Cup, which was a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2016.
Pep Guardiola’s side have won the Carabao Cup in five of the last seven seasons, currently on a three-year streak when it comes to lifting England’s secondary domestic cup trophy.
Forgetting Manchester United’s poor form on the continent – which saw them eliminated from the UEFA Champions League at the group stage – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have lost just one of their last 14 games in domestic competitions. Form that has seen the Red Devils emerge as surprise title contenders.
The last meeting between these two Manchester clubs didn’t live up to the hype. The largely uneventful goalless draw back on December 12 will not go down as a classic.
Almost a year ago to the day, Manchester City were victorious over United in this competition with a 3-1 win at Old Trafford. However, that was City’s only win in the last five Manchester derbies, with United toasting three victories.
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