The last round of the League Cup final in England is the most interesting.
At 22:00 will meet at Old Trafford two great rivals Manchester United and City. Will be the second duel between Mourinho and Guardiola within 50 days, the championship winning team prepared technician Catalan 2: 1.
EFL teams during the Cup (League Cup)
Both teams have passed the previous round of the League Cup England without major problems. Manchester United has won 3: 1 Northampton’s ground, while Manchester City got the goal of victory by 2: 1 obtained in the arena of Swansea in 92 minutes.
Pep Guardiola’s team is ready for title holder, having passed in the spring of Liverpool on penalties.
After 4 wins and 2 draws Manchester United lost the last game with the score 0: 4 Chelsea’s ground. For Mourinho would be unacceptable that after being defeated by his former team on Saturday to lose now before another big rival. Manchester United has done very well at home in the last 5 weeks. He defeated Fenerbahce and clearly Leicester and went to Zorya Luhansk limit only draw with Stoke being syncope. In one game played in front of their fans United took more than one goal this season, even talking here of the derby with “citizens” of 10 September.
Guardiola’s balance sheet after 10 matches on the bench “citizens” read: 10 wins and goal difference 30: 6. After the double victory obtained before “Swan” followed less successful but 5 games, City alternating draws against failures. In those 5 games Defense was exceeded by no less than 11 times, and offensive to an average of 3 goals per game in the first 10 games conducted over the past 5 averaged per game a success. No less than 9 goals in Manchester City took 3 trips in the last 30 days: 3 to Celtic, Tottenham 2 and 4 at the Nou Camp against Barcelona.
Direct meetings in the League Cup
The two big rivals have met 6 times in the League Cup. Manchester City won 4: 3 on aggregate semifinal in December 1969, but since then has not achieved anything in duels with United in this competition.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Herrera, Pogba, Rashford, Martial, Ibrahimovic
Manchester City: Bravo Stones, Kompany, Kolarov, Sane, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Nolito, David Silva, Jesus Navas, Iheanacho