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Carabao Cup: Man United Semifinal Opponents Revealed

Timothy Aiyeku

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Manchester United have been given a tough tie in the semifinals of the Carabao Cup after the draw held on Wednesday afternoon shortly after the quartefinal games were concluded.

The Old Trafford outfit will face Manchester City in the Manchester Derby for one of two semifinal games, while the other semifinal clash is between Leicester City and Aston Villa.

Manchester United qualified for the last four of the Carabao Cup after the convincing win at home to Colchester United from English League Two.

Star attackers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were instrumental to the win by Manchester United over their fourth tier opponents.

After a goalless affair in the first half, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford gave the Red Devils the lead as he capitalised on some loose defending from the visitors for his 14th goal of the season for the Red Devils in all competitions.

His goal came with six second half minutes gone before Colchester United defender Ryan Jackson put through his own net to double the hosts’ lead.

Anthony Martial secured the result with a third goal after the hour mark as Manchester United confirmed their place in the semifinals.

The first leg games in the semifinals take place on January 7/8, while the second leg matches are expected on January 21/22.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.