Carabao Cup: Rashford, Solskjaer delighted after Man United drawing rivals Man City

Carabao Cup: Rashford, Solskjaer delighted after Man United drawing rivals Man City

- Carabao Cup semifinal pairing will see Man United and Man City face off for the second time this season in January

- United will be hoping to win their sixth title while City are focused on defending the trophy they won last season

- Both sides have met in the Premier League but the Old Trafford outfit triumphed after the game

Marcus Rashford and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have both broken their silence after Manchester United landed a tricky draw with Man City in the Carabao Cup semi-final.

The two Manchester clubs booked a place in the cup semis after defeating their respective opponents in the last eight on Wednesday night, December 18.

United demolished League Two outfit Colchester 3-0 at Old Trafford, with City edging past League One opposition Oxford United to book a crunch date with the Red Devils.

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Reacting to the draw, Rashford, who shone for United earlier in the month during a league meeting with City could not hide his delight to facing his arch-rivals once again.

"Made to work for it but job done tonight getting into semis. Ready for another derby too," the Englishman tweeted.

On his part, Solskjaer was equally positive about the prospect of facing Pep Guardiola's men, exuding confidence of cruising past the Etihad dwellers.

Carabao Cup: Rashford, Solskjaer delighted after Man United drawing rivals Man City

Man United players celebrate scoring the third goal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match against Colchester United at Old Trafford. Photo: Getty Images.
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"You always want to win trophies and games and we got a nice little draw coming up so it’s exciting times coming up," Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

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"I don’t feel anything is written in the stars. You work hard, take what you get. We’ve shown that we can play well against teams like City," he added.

Meanwhile, Man City, who are the competition's reigning champions will be out to defend the title, with United keen to recapture it having won it three years ago under Jose Mourinho.

Ndidi makes big statement about Leicester City's title challenge with Liverpool earlier reported that Manchester City have been paired with city rivals Manchester United in the Carabao Cup semifinal clash scheduled for January 7, 2020.

The Citizens reach the last four stage of the championship following their 3-1 victory over lower league side Oxford FC at the quarterfinal phase.

Both teams renew their rivalry early in the new year after the Red Devils claimed a 2-1 win over their city rivals in December.

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