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Manchester City will travel to Old Trafford for the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night, hoping to secure their place at Wembley for the final with a win against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
The Citizens have been very successful in this competition in recent years, having won the trophy in four of the last five seasons, and they hope to reach four in a row by winning the final in April.
Pep Guardiola’s team were excellent in their last game against Chelsea, despite losing several first-team players to the current viral outbreak, but they will have to be at their best on Wednesday if they want to find a way to beat a United in shape. page.
This is how Football FanCast expects Guardiola to line up his side at Old Trafford, with two changes from the side that started against Chelsea …
Ederson is still self-isolating after testing positive for the virus, so it seems likely that Zack Steffen will keep his spot in goal.
Who should start as a left back?
There is a change in the City defense as Guardiola rotates his left backs and gives Benjamin Mendy a chance to impress ahead of Oleksandr Zinchenko, who completed Frank Lampard’s side well last weekend.
Ruben Dias and John Stones start once again as central defenders, and the duo helped City establish themselves as one of the league’s best defensive teams in recent weeks.
While Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus could both play, as long as they return a negative pre-match test, Joao Cancelo is inescapable right now, and City looked dangerous without the Brazilian forward at Stamford Bridge.
However, there is a change in City’s attack, as Riyad Mahrez replaces Bernardo Silva on the wing. The Portuguese international, who wins £ 150k per week with the Citizens, scored a memorable goal in the City Carabao Cup victory at Old Trafford in January 2020, but still yet to score or attendt this season.
City’s four forwards will be interchangeable, as he was against Chelsea, while Sergio Agüero could make an impact from the bench if necessary.
And, in other news, Silva’s update: Guardiola must dive for the 54 million pound rated beast once dubbed ‘the best’ in the PL