Manchester United – Manchester City: City Outplay United With Midfield Overloads (1-3)
Manchester United were thoroughly outplayed as City were able to create overloads in midfield as well as finding plenty of space to progress the ball on the right flank. In the second half United changed their setup, which improved their play in and out of possession, but it was not enough to recover from the deficit of the first half.
Tactical analysis by Josh Manley.
The Carabao Cup draw threw up a Manchester Derby in the semi-final draw, with this game being played just one month after Manchester United stunned Manchester City with their fast transitions to win 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
United came into the game on the back of defeat at Arsenal and an FA Cup draw at Wolves. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side continue to struggle for consistency as their chance creation issues in possession remain largely unresolved.
In this game, United started in their regular 4-2-3-1 system. Phil Jones came into the defense to partner Victor Lindelöf, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Brandon Williams occupied the fullback positions.
Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba remain injured, so . . .