Manchester City will play Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the Carabao Cup after beating rivals Manchester United 2-0 on Wednesday.
City will now go in search of their fourth Cup in a row which would also move them joint top in the most ever league cup victories alongside Liverpool.
For the Red Devils, who held City 0-0 at the break, their attention moves towards a visit to Burnley. A win on the road would move Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s men into top spot past the defending champions, Liverpool.
“I think when you lose a semi-final and when you lose against an opponent, you think they deserved it,” said Solsjkaer.
“But we’re getting closer. This is a much better version of Man United than a year ago, in those semis. So that’s positive but it’s not enough. It’s not psychological. It’s just sometimes you meet good teams in the semis and we just didn’t have enough. We met, at the moment, probably the best team in England and we just didn’t have enough today.
“We wanted a final to look forward to as it would give us an extra boost. But it’s not to happen, then you’ve got to dust this off, use the night to get the disappointment away and then we’ve got big league games [against] Burnley, Liverpool. And within a month suddenly Europa League is here again. There’s loads of things to play for.”