Man United vs Man City
The 2019/20 League Cup semi-finals are set to get underway this week.
The first LC game of the week pits two bitter rivals against each other with Manchester United playing host to Manchester City.
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The Manchester outfits will then play the second-leg of their League Cup clash at the Etihad on the 29th of January.
And with City or United now guaranteed to be in this year’s LC final, there is a good chance that Manchester’s dominance over the competition can continue for another year.
The Citizens clinched the trophy last year, seeing off Chelsea in the final.
City have now won the LC in three of the last four years with Man United picking up the award in the remaining year.
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Solskjaer on Maguire, Lingard & Martial
Ahead of the semi-final clash, Man United boss Ole Gunnar has provided a team news update on his squad.
When speaking about Harry Maguire, OGS stated the defender was hobbling about yesterday. But United are going to give him as much time as possible:
“It is a bit early yet [with Maguire].
“We are going to give him as much time as possible. He was hobbling about yesterday but there are still 36 hours to go, so we will just wait with all of them.
“It is not a time to go out on the pitch and do lots of work anyway. We are going to do meetings and recovery work.” As quoted by Manchester United’s official website.
Solskjaer was then asked about Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, both of whom missed United’s FA Cup clash with Wolves due to illness.
When speaking about the aforementioned duo, Solskjaer had this to say:
“We hope that everyone is going to be available but we don’t know, because some recover quicker from illnesses than others. So it is the same answer. We have just got to give them as much time as possible and make a decision on the team in the morning.” As quoted by Manchester United’s official website.