Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has discussed his side’s chances as he prepares the club to face rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals tonight.
The Manchester rivals meet at Old Trafford this evening in the first leg of a highly anticipated last-four tie, the two sides set to do battle for a place at Wembley in the latest instalment of their fierce city rivalry.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are the holders of the competition and favourites to progress following the two-legged semi-final, though United will be encouraged having emerged victorious from their last derby meeting at the Etihad in early December.
Solskjaer admits that win has shown the blueprint to achieve success against City, and is confident his side can once again produce a performance as they bid to reach a first major final under the Norwegian’s stewardship.
“We beat them a month ago so we know that we can beat them,” Solskjaer said at his pre match press conference.
“We played a really good game, we had eight, nine, 10 quick attacks and could have been three or four goals ahead. You have to beat their press because they are really good at regaining the ball.
“If you can get past the first press I think you have a good chance and if you can press back you have a good chance.”