Twitter explodes as Manchester City face Manchester United in Carabao Cup semi-final


Manchester United and Manchester City will meet over two-legs for a place in the final of the Carabao Cup

The Carabao Cup semi-finals are set with one tie taking up all the lime-light. Manchester City clash against Manchester United in the derby, and a place in the final.

City are the defending champions of the competition and made light work of Oxford. Pep Guardiola’s men beat the lower-league side 3-1 while United were at home to Colchester.

Colchester had already picked up a big scalp in Tottenham, but United were comfortable 3-0 winners on the night.

Manchester City will face Manchester United over two legs in the Carabao Cup semi-finals (Image credit: Getty)

The other semi-final features Aston Villa taking on Leicester City, but all eyes will be on the Manchester derby.

The two rivals might not be firing on all cylinders this season, but they produced an excellent clash a couple of weeks ago.

United came out winners at the Etihad 2-1 while City had a few chances to get something from the game.

Pep’s side sit 14 points behind Liverpool already and it will take a bit of a miracle for them to catch the Reds.

United, for their part, are 24 points behind the Reds but their main aim will be a top-four place. The Red Devils are playing in the Europa League this season and lie four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Fans react to incredible draw

Getting two Manchester derbies in a season is great but two more with a place in the final up for grabs is fantastic.

Of course, the Carabao Cup isn’t the biggest trophy available to both sides this season but neither of them would want to lose out on the bragging rights.

Losing to your city rival is tough to take, and it will be interesting to see how the two games go. The two games take place in January with United hosting City in the first leg.

Many fans were excited at the pair facing off in the cup, and here are some of their reactions from Twitter.

Saiyed Adeem Karim @bonbonkayzee

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn’t easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. FIFA addict, F1 fanatic. Follow me @bonbonkayzee

Recent Posts

A Look At The Biggest Soccer Events Of 2020

It really is with great sadness that such a wonderful and adventurous soccer year is coming to year another end.…

10 hours ago

Lampard rules out midfield Chelsea star sale amid exit speculations

Frank Lampard has ruled out N'Golo Kante sale this summer As reported by, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has ruled…

1 day ago

Leeds face Sheffield United competition in the race for 25-year-old Championship star

Leeds United to battle Sheffield United for John Swift According to a report from Berkshire Live, Sheffield United have joined…

3 days ago

Transfer News: Celtic chase impressive 12-goal Bundesliga star

Celtic interested in Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson According to a report from German publication Kicker (h/t Scottish Sun), Celtic…

3 days ago

Wilfried Zaha opens door to Arsenal move – should the Gunners sign him?

The Crystal Palace forward had been heavily linked to a move to Arsenal last year but the club weren’t interested…

4 days ago

Manchester United chasing Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis

According to a report from ESPN, Manchester United could be set to raid a Portuguese club for the second time…

4 days ago