No excuses on the road to the Carabao Cup final for Manchester United

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As they take on Manchester City in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup to reach a fourth consecutive cup final, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there are “no excuses” for Manchester United. The Red Devils struggled to reach the FA Cup and Europa League semifinals after losing to Pep Guardiola’s side in the last four last season.

“The next game is always important, but of course a semifinal is a chance to get to the final, to get your hands on a trophy in the next round, and for this team to get their hands on a trophy would be a very, very big step,”The next game is always important, but of course a semifinal is an opportunity to get to the final, to get your hands on a trophy in the next round, and it would be a very, very big step for this team to get their hands on a trophy, We have developed a lot in the last six months, the last 12 months after the last semifinal in the Carabao Cup, so of course it’s not just learning to win semifinals,”We have developed a lot in the last six months, the last 12 months since the last semifinal in the Carabao Cup, so of course it’s not just learning to win semifinals,” We have also earned the right to feel that with our performances we can go all the way. “We have also earned the right to feel that we can go all the way with our performances. ” During his tenure as an Old Trafford player, Solskjaer earned several medals, but since taking over as manager in December 2018, he has yet to win any silverware. Manchester United lost to Seville in the Europa League semi-finals in August (PA via DPA) “Solskjaer won many medals during his time as a player at Old Trafford, but he has yet to win any silverware since taking over as manager in December 2018.Manchester United lost to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals in August (PA via DPA) ” said Solskjaer, whose side is on points with Liverpool leaders in the Premier League. ” said Solskjaer, whose side are level on points with leaders Liverpool in the Premier League. ” said Solskjaer, whose side is on points with Liverpool leaders in the Premier League. But it makes you hungry to get more, so we are eager to try, of course, the team is centered. United had two more days to prepare for the match on Wednesday than City, where they will only be missing suspended striker Edinson Cavani and long-term absentee Phil Jones. Edinson Cavani serves a three-match ban for a social media post (Alex Livesey/PA) “There are two teams that want to get to the fina.” That will make it important to have fresh legs this season. You could see what freshness, sharpness and intensity they played after the break at City against Chelsea (on Sunday) – you could see that. “You could see at City against Chelsea (on Sunday) with what freshness, sharpness and intensity they played after the break – you could see that. ” I assume the last match (December’s 0-0 draw) showed that the two teams have respect for each other. “Wednesday will be United’s first game since Solskjaer brought in popular former midfielder Darren Fletcher to the first-team coaching staff. “He has the ManUnited DNA because there was a vacancy since Mark Dempsey went to the academy,” Solskjaer said. “We thought he was so useful there, he did and supported us brilliantly in the academy. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/N8DtreILaX- Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 4, 2021 “Then when this position became available Darren was away from the club for a couple of years but then he came back to train with the 16s and with his experience of having been here in both successful and difficult times, we felt it was the right thing for Darren now to come in and give us that input. “I think it’s also the right thing to come in and give us that input. “Having worked under Mick Phelan, Sir Alex (Ferguson) and Carlos (Queiroz), I’ve been somewhere else. We know one way of coaching, but they have been at other clubs and have different ideas. “With his ideas and thoughts in the back room, Fletch will enhance us.”

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