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Manchester City v Manchester United: League Cup Preview, Team News, and Prediction

Another Manchester Derby, this time in League Cup Semi’s.

Manchester United v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

The League Cup is in to the Semi final round!

Manchester City’s preferred competition continues and City play a surging Manchester United. Pep v Ole, Kevin De Bruyne v Bruno Fernandes, are just some of the many story lines to watch out for.

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Wednesday, 06 January 2021, kick off at 19.45 (UK), 2.45pm (EST)

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Assistants: Harry Lennard and Nick Hopton

Fourth Official: David Coote

VAR: Jonathan Moss

Assistant VAR: Lee Betts

TV Info: SKY Sports (UK), ESPN+ (USA), SPORTSNET(Canada)

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Preview

City beat Bournemouth, Burnley and Arsenal to reach the last four and come into this game on an 11-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

United overcame Luton Town, Brighton and Hove Albion and Everton on their way to the semi-final stage and are unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions.

It should be a familiar match up as Pep v Ole has gone pretty evenly ovr the course of their stays. We’ll see who comes out on top as both teams are surging in form.

Team News

Man City’s Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker, Ferran Torres, Tommy Doyle and Ederson are out with COVID. Eric Garcia, Nathan Ake and Aymeric Laporte are out with injury.

Manchester United will be without Edison Cavani to suspension. Marcos Rojo, Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones are out with injury.

Prediction

City’s midfield quality will be the difference.

Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United