Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he is wary of the threats that will be given by neighbors Man City in their Wednesday meeting.
United who hosts City on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup has been on some superb form in the league but according to the Norwegian City will provide them with another stern test.
“(The) two teams that want to go through. I think the last game (December’s Manchester derby, which ended 0-0) showed two teams with respect for each other. They weren’t as much possession-based against Chelsea, they were more counter-attacking. They’ve got quick players on the break – of course, we have to be aware of that, as well as their possession game,” Solskjaer said in his pre-match conferecne ahead of the game.
Solskjaer further hopes that the amount of time they have had in resting would prove pivotal for his team in the game.
“Well, you have two teams who want to get to the final. We’ve had four days now after Villa so, hopefully, we’ve got more fresh legs.
“It’s a difficult season, but I think we’ll benefit from the rotation we’ve made. I thought it was going to be important anyway this season, having fresh legs. You could see that with City against Chelsea: the number of fresh legs, intensity, and sharpness, after the break, they had,” he opined.
United is currently placed second in the league with 33 points; the same number of points as leaders Liverpool who has played a game more.