Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there will be “no excuses” if his team lose their fourth semi-final in 12 months.
United play Manchester City at Old Trafford on Wednesday in a rematch of last season’s Carabao Cup semi-final.
Pep Guardiola’s men triumphed on their way to winning the trophy for a third successive year.
Solskjaer’s side also lost in an FA Cup semi-final to Chelsea and to Sevilla in the Europa League last four.
“We have developed a lot in the last 12 months from last season’s EFL Cup semi-final,” he said.
“It is not just a case of learning how to win them, it is earning the right to go all the way. But we are confident and we are in good form. There are no excuses.”