By Chris Wheeler for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:32 GMT, 5 January 2021 | Updated: 00:04 GMT, 6 January 2021
A year ago this Thursday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his team ripped apart in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final by a rampant Manchester City at Old Trafford.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
City were three up by half-time and 3-1 victors on the night. Manchester United won the second leg 1-0 at the Etihad, but there was no way back. They went out on aggregate and City went on to win this competition for the third year in a row.
It was the start of a depressing trend for a United side that also lost in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Europa League to Chelsea and Sevilla last season.
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For Solskjaer, a serial winner in his playing days, that was hard to stomach. He believes United are better now then they were then. Better equipped to face City and with a better chance of reaching a final at last.
He will find out on Wednesday when the two teams meet again at Old Trafford in what will be a one-legged affair this time.
Solskjaer knows how important that first trophy and the drug of success could be for his players. His message to them on Tuesday was clear: no excuses.
'We want to go one step further,' he said.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'I speak from my own experience. When I won the first league at Man United, it becomes a drug celebrating with your teammates on the pitch with a trophy. It becomes a thing. You become addicted