The Carabao Cup semis are a tale of two derbies as Tottenham and Brentford face off in north London on Tuesday, with Jose Mourinho’s Spurs huge favourites to progress.
That means a Wembley face-off with the Special One is likely in store by the time United and City meet at Old Trafford in the second semi-final on Wednesday evening.
With the semis a one-legged affair this season due to a shortened season, there has to be a winner on the night – and neither Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nor Pep Guardiola will want to pass up the chance of a shot at some early silverware.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man United vs Man City is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Old Trafford due to coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch Man United vs Man City
TV channel: The match will be shown on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 7pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can watch the match online via the Sky website or SkyGo app.
Man United vs Man City team news
Edinson Cavani is suspended for United, while Victor Lindelof could remain sidelined with a back injury.
Solskjaer could be tempted to give the likes of Donny van de Beek and Mason Greenwood game time, but may well stick with his first-choice XI in a bid to reach the final.
As for City, Guardiola is currently without Eric Garcia, Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and Ederson due to Covid-19, while Aymeric Laporte has a hamstring strain.
Man United vs Man City prediction: 3-2 United win
The last League meeting here was a drab 0-0 draw, but given this is a one-legged cup tie, both teams should go for it – and there could be plenty of goals. United are slight favourites given City’s Covid-19 absentees, but their superb win at Chelsea should serve as a warning for Solskjaer.
Man United vs Man City head to head (h2h) results
Last meeting: Man United 0-0 Man City (12/12/2020)
Man United vs Man City odds and betting tips