Manchester United wants to secure its place in the Carabao Cup final by beating Manchester City

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Manchester United are likely to name a strong line-up against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals on Wednesday night

A seat at Wembley will be offered for the winner, with both semi-finals being played over one leg. The final will now take place in April

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to win his first trophy as United manager and Pep Guardiola wants to deny his fourth league cup in a row

Solskjaer faces some selection issues as he has virtually no injury issues as Victor Lindelof will be available but Edinson Cavani will be out due to suspension

David de Gea is likely to keep his place in the starting XI, as will Eric Bailly, who excelled in Lindelof’s absence. The Ivorian looks back on his best and proves to be a worthy partner for Harry Maguire at the center of defense Aaron Wan- Bissaka will start with Luke Shaw, who will beat Alex Telles to a launch site

In midfield, Bruno Fernandes will start again despite his recent heavy workload.Solskjaer has favored a midfield duo of Fred and Scott McTominay against the Blues, but both men were below average in the win against Villa, however, a mobile midfield is needed which means that McTominay could displace Nemanja Matic for a place in the starting XI

Paul Pogba continues to play a more advanced role on the left of the three strikers and is likely to return to that role at the expense of Donny van de Beek, who has not played since the Carabao Cup win over Everton

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Both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have been in good shape the past few weeks, which means Mason Greenwood will have to settle for a pop replacement role

Manchester United predicted XI against Manchester City: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

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