To seek revenge after losing vs. Man City at same stage of League Cup last season. Confidence high after going on 10-game unbeaten run in Premier League. Lindelof slight doubt. Cavani suspended.
United cruised to this stage of competition with 3 easy wins accompanied by 3 clean sheets – 3:0 vs. Luton; 3:0 vs. Brighton and 2:0 vs. Everton.
Red Devils full of confidence right now after going unbeaten in last 10 rounds in league (W8 D2). This despite needing luck and regular help from officials during this run.
Last season met Man City at same stage of League Cup and lost 2:3 on aggregate. This season due to COVID the semi-finals will be only in one leg so United must be ready to go for it.
Coach Solskjaer started with Henderson on goal in every League Cup game so far and this likely to happen again. Also Mata could start as in 2 League Cup appearances this season he already scored 2 goals.
Further changes likely with Telles, Van de Beek and James just some of the others hoping to be trusted with rare starts.
Lindelof might not be risked as he battels back problem, while experienced Cavani is suspended.
Nothing between sides in their last 9 meetings – 4 wins each and 1 draw.