Manchester United head into their Carabao Cup clash with Manchester City knowing they will reach the final if they win.
The Red Devils romped home to a comfortable 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford in the Premier League, thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now set to turn his focus on the EFL Cup semi-final as his side play host to Pep Guardiola’s side on Wednesday night.
We think that Solskjaer will revert to type and stick with a near full-strength first-team here.
It’s usually the perfect opportunity to rest players like Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford with the trio playing a combined total of 4826 minutes of professional football so far this season.
Unfortunately for the club legend, he cannot afford such a luxury with a Wembley final against Tottenham Hotspur at stake, whilst he will be harbouring ambitions of lifting his first trophy of his time at Old Trafford.
It’s hard to imagine many changes to the starting line-up after the Red Devils moved level on points with Premier League leaders Liverpool following a resurgent run of form in recent weeks.
However, the back four will most likely revert back to the one we saw start in the 6-2 thrashing of newly-promoted Leeds United, with Victor Lindelof likely to start after working his way back to fitness.
In the midfield, Pogba and Fred will continue their burgeoning partnership, while Bruno Fernandes plays slightly further forwards, which means there is no room for Scott McTominay.
With Edinson Cavani currently suspended, his preferred front three of Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood will probably be reunited for tonight’s action.