Man United Starting XI Prediction vs Man City EFL Cup Semifinal Leg 2

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Manchester United came through their 4th round FA Cup meeting with Tranmere Rovers on Sunday unscathed. Against the 21st side in League One (third tier of English football) they won 6-0, getting goals from the most unlikeliest of sources.

Jesse Lingard scored his first domestic goal in over a year, and joining him was Phil Jones, why yes that Phil Jones. While Harry Maguire and Diogo Dalot have their qualities, scoring isn’t one of them, but they joined in on the fun  in that one too. Now comes a MAJOR step up in class and competition as they take on their neighbors City in the second leg of their EFL Cup semifinal tie.

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester City (League Cup Semifinals Leg 2/2) 

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  Martial      Mata       James

      Matic       Fred

   Williams        Maguire     Lindelof     Wan-Bissaka

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Manchester Derby EFL Cup semifinal leg 2/2 (City leads 3-1 on aggregate) FYIs

Kickoff: Jan. 29, 7:45 pm, City of Manchester Stadium

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions:  City

TV: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football

Key facts/stats: Antony Martial loves the League Cup, as he featured in the competition a dozen times and scored five goals.

Prediction: Manchester City 1, Manchester United 0

Without Pogba and Rashford, the gap between neighbors is even more significant. City will likely coast, and still get through without too much resistance

 Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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  1. Regan Gabriel says

    Manchester united should change the way of playing Anthony Martial because the forward is always there as symbol he misses a lot of chances that could create more goals the opponent’s fullbacks they get no challenge from the number 9 of the red devils.The club should sign another forward,attacking Mid fielder(Bruno Fernandez) and two fullbacks.

  2. S.R.Vinson says

    Sell Andrea Pereira away or put him on a loan. Play james garner more often. Play mata or lingard.

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