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Michael Owen has backed Manchester United to secure a victory over Manchester City in the Carabao Cup clash on Wednesday.
The two sides will face each other in the EFL Cup semi-final, while ahead of the game, Owen has given his prediction for Manchester derby. Pundit believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will celebrate a 2 – 1 win over the Citizens.
“Both Manchester sides are in excellent form ahead of this semi-final clash,” he said.
“Manchester City have been steadily improving week-on-week and their progress continued at the weekend, playing some of their best stuff when defeating Chelsea 3-1.
“Having climbed to second position in the Premier League, Manchester United come into this undefeated in their last 7 matches.
“Ole Gunnar Solkjaer is aiming for silverware. However, for that to happen his side must end City’s recent dominance in this competition.
“Interestingly, City have failed to score in their last four visits to Old Trafford. United should line up with the same side that defeated Aston Villa at the weekend with Dean Henderson the only exception in goal.
“With both sides in such good form, it’s no doubt going to be a tight match. That said, Manchester United have tremendous momentum.
“I think they’ll have just enough against a City side who may be slightly understrength on the night.”
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