Manchester United are playing confidently and should be able to win the League Cup, and there will be no excuses if they fail to beat Manchester City in Wednesday's semi-final, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday.
"We've developed in the last 12 months since the last semi-final in the League Cup so it's not just learning to win semi-finals," Solskjaer told reporters.
"We've also earned the right to feel we can go all the way with our performances. We're confident, in good form, so there's no excuses.
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You play to win trophies - it gives you the hunger to win more. The squad is focused and ready to give it a go.
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United were held to a goalless draw at home by City in their league game last month, and Solskjaer attributed that to City manager Pep Guardiola switching to a more counter-attacking formation which he reverted to in their 3-1 win at Chelsea.
"You never know what system he's going to come up with but you've got to defend well. It's hard to keep the ball in their half - we have to be brave, compact, trust the players, play out of their press," Solskjaer said.
"We've found that balance."
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