Ole is against Pep again! Manchester United handed over the semi-final derby with City, while Jose Mourinho from Tottenham hosted the Brentford Championship for a place in the Carabao Cup final
- Manchester United must beat Manchester City to reach the Carabao Cup final
- United reached the final four very late Wednesday at Everton
- Tottenham beat Stoke to advance and face opposition to the championship again
- Jose Mourinho’s team must beat Brentford to reach the final later in the season
Manchester United were drawn against Manchester City in a prominent match for the Carabao Cup semi-finals.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team beat City at this stage last season and he will want revenge as the Norwegian is looking for his first trophy as United boss.
City have won this competition in the last three seasons and as the title defender remains the team to win.
Manchester United is facing a derby against Manchester City
City are defending the Charabao Cup champions and remain the team to win this season
United are once again paired with City in this semi-final competition meaning it is only the second pair of teams to meet in the semi-finals of the League Cup in consecutive seasons.
Arsenal and Tottenham went to each other in the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.
In the second game of the championship, Brentford, who added Newcastle as the fourth scalp of the Premier League to reach the final four on Tuesday night, travels north to win against Spurs Jose Mourinho after a 3-1 win at Stoke.
Harry Kane (right) broke through Tottenham and brought them a more favorable draw
Manchester United – Manchester City
Tottenham v Brentford
Connections to be played w / c on January 4th
Gareth Bale, Ben Davies and Harry Kane were all targeted by Mourinho and will have to beat the opponents of the championship once again if they want to reach the final.
It’s a competition that Mourinho especially loves, winning four times in his career – three times with Chelsea and once with Manchester United.
Tottenham last won the League Cup in 2008 and proved to be their only trophy in 12 years, increasing pressure on Mourinho and his players to deliver silverware this season.
The semifinals will be played in the week that starts on January 4, and now it is a one-time game, and not the home and away format of previous seasons.
The decision to get down on one foot, with Manchester United and Tottenham now boasting a home advantage, has been implemented to reduce the backlog of matches, as intense club schedules are juggling.
Championship Brentford travels to Tottenham as he targets the fifth scalp of the Premier League