A midweek Manchester Derby will decide who meets Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the Carabao Cup.
Manchester United host the occasion and will do so in fine form. Form which has taken the club to within a win, over Burnley next week, of moving past Liverpool at the summit of the Premier League.
In all, it has been there fine away from and a resurgence at the Theatre of Dreams that has seen the Red Devils grab 26 from 30 points available.
Manchester City are currently working their way up the table after an indifferent start to the campaign which leaves them in fifth. City have won five and lost none of their last seven league games.
City under Pep Guardiola have dominated this competition and are on track to lift if for the sixth time in the last 8 seasons. A win in 2021 will be the club’s fourth in a row and will see them match Liverpool as the most successful clubs in the tournament’s history.
This year’s competition features a single leg semi-final which means no repeat of last year’s brilliant battle over 180 minutes between the two giants of English football.
Manchester United won at the Etihad but knocked out due to City’s 3-1 triumph at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has one of the best records against Guardiola, winning half of the six encounters against the Spaniard’s City outfit.
On the team news, it is the visitors who are struggling with Covid-19 issues. The likes of Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker, Ferran Torres, Eric Garcia and Tommy Doyle all missed the 3-1 win over Chelsea and could miss this tie too.
For the hosts, Solskjaer will be unable to call upon Victor Lindelof and Edinson Cavani while he must also decide between Dean Henderson or David de Gea in goals.
What are the odds (90 minutes):
Manchester United to win: 3.39
Manchester City: 1.98