Nemanja Matic ‘very confident’ ahead of Man United’s semi-final meeting with Man City

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Nemanja Matic ‘very confident’ ahead of Man United’s semi-final meeting with Man City

Man United see off Everton

Manchester United were in League Cup action on Wednesday evening, vying for the final semi-final spot with Manchester City, Brentford and Tottenham already through to the last four.

Standing in United’s way was an Everton side in decent form under decorated boss, Carlo Ancelotti.

The tie, for long periods, was quite tight, with Man United slightly on top.

Nemanja Matic ‘very confident’ ahead of Man United’s semi-final meeting with Man City

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Carlo Ancelotti, Manager of Everton is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on December 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

But in typical Man United fashion, it would be their counter-attacking ability which eventually won them the game.

Edinson Cavani scored the first of the day 88 minutes in, with an injury-time strike from Anthony Martial putting the result beyond doubt.

Matic confident ahead of Man City clash

Manchester United have since been drawn against bitter rivals, Manchester City, in the semi-finals, with Tottenham and Brentford, of course, facing off in the other semi-final.

It would be Man City who knocked United out of the League Cup at this stage last season as well.

However, this tie will only be over one leg, compared to the two normally played out in previous years.

Ahead of what should be a tight affair, Nemanja Matic has spoken out and is seemingly full of confidence that his side can come out on top this time around, stating:

“This time I hope we will use our chance; we will do our best.

“I think that we are now in a better condition, a better moment. We play better football than last year, in my opinion. I’m very confident.”

Quotes via Goal.

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7 Southampton FC 14 6 24
8 Manchester City FC 13 7 23
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