Like Tuesday's bout of EFL Cup matches, Wednesday's fourth-round encounters gave fans a glimpse into the future with many young players blooded.
Legendary Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed their bitter rivals Liverpool's transformation under Jurgen Klopp - dubbing them as serious title contenders this season.
Luke Shaw wants Manchester United's derby win to act as the springboard for a winning streak. The defender believes his team can take a confidence boost from the 'massive' result.
The door remains firmly shut on Bastian Schweinsteiger ever playing for Manchester United again, with the midfielder training alone at Carrington.
At half-time of Manchester United's EFL Cup win over Manchester City, Sportsmail's Jamie Carragher called Zlatan Ibrahimovic's performance 'one of the worst of his career'.
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JACK GAUGHAN: When Juan Mata starts, Manchester United invariably win. Simple, really. Now with seven victories from his nine starts, Mata is a key ingredient.
Ander Herrara dedicated Manchester United's EFL Cup derby win over rivals Manchester City to the club's fans, after revealing he relishes the big games.
The Manchester United manager needs to strike a better work-life balance to make the most of his time at Old Trafford, according to a leading workplace sports psychologist.
Jose Mourinho is facing a possible touchline ban after the Football Association charged Manchester United's manager for inflammatory comments about Anthony Taylor.
MARTIN SAMUEL AT OLD TRAFFORD: Juan Mata scored the only goal of the game as Manchester United overcame bitter rivals Manchester City 1-0 in the EFL Cup fourth round on Wednesday.
Juan Mata scored the only goal of the game as Manchester United overcame bitter rivals Manchester City 1-0 in the EFL Cup fourth round. Sportsmail rates the players at Old Trafford...
Jamie Carragher did not hold back in his criticism of Zlatan Ibrahmovic on Wednesday, labelling the United striker's first-half performance against Manchester City as 'one of the worst of his career'....