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Solskjaer “excited” to face City

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking forward to facing rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Manchester City defeated Oxford United 3-1 while Manchester United overcame Colchester United 3-0 in their respective quarter-finals ties this morning.

And following the semi-final draw, Solskjaer said, “Fantastic days in Manchester. Of course, we do really respect them and, as I said after the game at the derby last time, it’s in my opinion 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, so I think they’ll be two fantastic games.”

United produced a brilliant counter-attacking performance to edge past City 2-1 in the Premier League 10 days ago and the 46-year-old Norwegian is hoping for more of the same from his side.

“We’ve looked at that game and, yeah, we’re very pleased with the result and parts of that game.

“There’s thing we need to do so much better. The first 10 minutes, I was like you close your eyes and you think “we’ve just got to hang in there”.

“We’ve got to stamp our authority more on them. There’s not many that can do but we have to aim for that, and we have to strive for that.

“I don’t think you’ll beat City twice in a row or three times with the same tactics.

“So, we’ll have to try to do something better than we did last time I think because I am sure Pep will definitely have his team fired up.”

The other Carabao Cup semi-final clash will see Leicester City taking on Aston Villa.

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