Manchester City host neighbours Manchester United in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at the Etihad tonight
As if their FA Cup and Premier League ties weren’t enough, tonight the rival sides of Manchester face off in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. Manchester City head into the game with home advantage, after being 3-1 up on aggregate from when the two teams met at Old Trafford at the start of the month.
Manchester United are going into the match with many of the first-team squad out due to injury, including their top-goalscorer this season, Marcus Rashford. The Red Devils also have a recent run of disappointing results against big teams, including the 2-0 defeat at home to Burnley in the Premier League on 22 January.
However, United will take solace from the fact that they won the last Premier League meeting against Man City in early December and they also won their FA Cup fourth-round match against Tranmere Rovers emphatically last weekend.
Man City – who are currently second in the Premier League table – have won four of their last five Premier League games, drawing one, while United have lost three of their last five Premier League games, winning the other two.
Knowing that the Premier League trophy will be difficult to accomplish this season, with Liverpool making a blinding run at the top of the table, both managers – Pep Guardiola and Solksjaer – will be eager to win the Carabao Cup to add to their exhaustive trophy cabinet.
Of course, the final hurdle will be overcoming Aston Villa, who defeated Leicester City in the semi-final last night, but both Manchester teams will fancy that chance at Wembley Stadium on March 3.
What time is Man City vs Man United in Carabao Cup semi-final?
The second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final between Man City and Man United takes place at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, 29 January.
How to watch Man City vs Man United in the UK: Sky Sports
The best way to watch the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final between Manchester City and Manchester United on Wednesday night is to subscribe to Sky Sports. If you have Sky TV, it’s easy to upgrade to Sky Sports for £23/mth on an 18-month contract.
This gives you access to all 11 Sky Sports channels, including eight in HD. This means that, apart from the Carabao Cup, you can watch live coverage of the Premier League, EFL Championship, NFL Playoffs, NBA and other worldwide sporting events.
How to watch Man City vs Man United in the UK: Now TV Sky Sports Pass
If you want to watch the Manchester derby semi-final without Sky TV’s contracts and fees, then your best option is to subscribe to the Now TV Sky Sports Pass. This is a subscription-based on-demand service giving you access to all Sky Sports content without any of the subsidiary fees or long-term commitments.
You can register your Now TV account on up to six devices and stream content on any two devices simultaneously.
There are thee Now TV Sky Sports Passes that you can use to stream the final rounds of the Carabao Cup.
- Now TV Sky Sports Day Pass for £10
- Now TV Sky Sports Week Pass for £15
- Now TV Sky Sports Month Pass for £34
How to watch Man City vs Man United in the United States: ESPN+
If you live in the United States, then your best option to stream the Carabao Cup semi-final between the red and blue Manchester teams is to subscribe to ESPN+. Coverage of the game starts at 2:40pm ET.
Apart from the Carabao Cup, the subscription service – which costs $4.99/mth – broadcasts other worldwide sporting events, including the NHL, UFC tournaments and the upcoming Australian Open tennis tournament.
How to watch Man City vs Man United in Canada, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland: DAZN
DAZN is one of the most popular sports streaming services. However, it only has the license to broadcast specific sporting events in specific countries. If you live in any of the aforementioned countries, then it’s one of the best subscription services to watch the Carabao Cup semi-finals and Final.
DAZN Canada and Spain also have an exclusive deal to broadcast all the Premier League games. The service costs $19.99 for a monthly and $99.99 for a yearly plan in Canada, but pricing differs on which country you live.
How to watch the Man City vs Man United anywhere in the world: use a good VPN service
By default, all the streaming services we’ve mentioned are geo-blocked, meaning you won’t be able to watch the Manchester derby on Now TV Sky Sports Pass if you’re outside the UK, or access ESPN+ from outside the US unless you use a good VPN service on your PC or mobile device.
A good VPN service does much more than let you stream content that’s not available in your country. We think that it’s becoming increasingly important for everyone to use one because whenever you switch on a VPN all your online activity is encrypted, meaning no one – not even your ISP – can see what you do when you go online.
READ NEXT: Best VPN services 2020
ExpressVPN: Of all the VPN services we’ve reviewed, we can confidently say that ExpressVPN is the best one we’ve used. It has the fastest speeds, you can use it on up to five devices simultaneously and our readers get 49% off when they subscribe to the one-year plan.
It’s also one of the select few VPN services worldwide to have its entire service audited by PwC to prove that it doesn’t log or store any identifiable user data. The service has 24/7 customer support and a 30-day no-questions-asked moneyback guarantee.