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.
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.
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.
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