Solskjaer confident after Man Utd draw Man City in Carabao Cup

The Red Devils’ current derby triumph has their own trainer filled with belief once they attracted their competitions in the last four

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated his Manchester United players are awaiting”a great little draw” once they had been pitted against Manchester City at the Carabao Cup semi-finals after their 3-0 win over Colchester United.

Aims from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both sides of a Ryan Jackson own objective ensured the Red Devils made light work of the League Two opponents in Old Trafford, but Solskjaer believed his players let their standards slip upon the course of this match.

Colchester held Crystal Palace and Tottenham to pulls before beating either side on penalties in previous rounds of the opponents and Solskjaer was impressed with his side’s performance at a goalless first half of the U’s than that had been following the period.

“We dominated, created opportunities, but you are never certain until you receive the first target,” Solskjaer explained. 

“They have had 0-0 against Palace and Tottenham, they’re a great, tough team to break down. We created enough opportunities first half to put it but at least we have goals in the second half.

“When we kept playing the first half I’d have been pleased but at the second half we were miles worse.

“We created more chances in the first half, we ruled we had been patient; next half we didn’t create as many great choices but we believed the goals”

United will play with City from the semi-final above two legs, during weeks beginning January 6 and 27.

Solskjaer’s men conquer City 2-1 in the Etihad Stadium on December 7 and the United boss appeared pleased with the attraction.

“You always want to win prizes and you wish to win matches and we have a great little attraction,” he explained. “It will be exciting times coming up.

“I do not believe anything is written in the stars; you simply work hard, consider what you get and perform the most out of it.

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“We have shown earlier that we could succeed against City and groups such as this.”

Pep Guardiola’s side booked their place at the last four after beating Oxford United 3-1 with Raheem Sterling scoring a brace following Joao Cancelo’s opener. 

From the Carabao Cup’s additional curricular, Leicester City will face Aston Villa following the group maintained successes against Everton and Liverpool respectively. 

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