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Semi-Finals will be "fantastic days" - Solskjaer

The Manchester United boss is relishing the chance to take on Manchester City with a place at Wembley at stake

1 January 2020

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking forward to "two fantastic games" when his side take on rivals Manchester City in the upcoming Carabao Cup Semi-Finals.

Both Clubs beat EFL opposition in Colchester United and Oxford United respectively to book their places in the last four and, having beaten City once already this season, the Reds will be hoping to do so again over two legs in January.

Speaking in a press conference and to United's in-house media channels ahead of the first leg on Tuesday 7 January, Solskjaer is wary of the threat carried by City but is excited for the occasion.

“They will be fantastic days in Manchester," he said. "Of course, we do really respect them and, as I said after the derby last time, in my opinion, they [City] are the best team in England.

“They can out-football you, so we need to get our game heads on and be ready for them again. But we've shown them that we can cause them problems. I think they will be two fantastic games.

”No, I don't believe in things being written in the stars. But we take what comes our way. We've got a good memory from the last time we played them."

Coverage of both legs will be available via @Carabao_Cup on Twitter and @TheCarabaoCup on Instagram.

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