Pep Guardiola: We need more fan support against Manchester United

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Michael Owen is backing Manchester City to book their place in the League Cup final with a win over Manchester United on Wednesday night.

The City boss expressed frustration after a crowd of 39,223 watched Sunday's FA Cup tie against Fulham at the Etihad Stadium, a figure well below the 55,000 capacity.

"The stadium was not full".

"Now the determination is next, the second leg of the Carabao Cup, to reach the final. That is the target".

The Championship side had a frightful start after their captain Tim Ream was sent off in just the sixth minute of the match, conceding a penalty in the process that was converted by IIkay Gundogan.

Jurgen Klopp showed Liverpool's focus is very much on the title as he made 11 changes to the side that won at Wolves on Thursday for the trip to League One Shrewsbury Town later on Sunday.

Guardiola continued: I don't know now when he will be able to play with the ball, so we will see because the Sheffield United match is sensitive for him after the absence of 5 months, in the absence of participating in the training.

"But after the red card, it was a little bit different".

While we would have loved to get in Sergio Aguero from City given the 16 goals and 7 assists he has to his name this season, we are not completely sure about his participating today.

"But in general, the team always scores goals".

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With a goal for his side in the FA Cup recently, Bernardo Silva comes in as well from the side along with Riyad Mahrez who has the 7 goals and 7 assists this season.

"He's a talented player and he will play more and we are in good hands".

Even they are set to miss the replay as it falls a few days into Liverpool's two-week winter break from Premier League action.

"It looked like it was over at half-time", Solskjaer said of the first leg. "They have to do nearly a ideal game to go through from the semi-final".

"So it belongs to us to play well, to seduce them to come".

"We know it will be very hard but we'll go for the win and believe in ourselves until the final whistle".

"While the match was well-priced, it wasn't a season-ticket game so fans had to dip into their pockets".

The move by Klopp puts further pressure on the Football Association to do away with replays from the FA Cup.

"For a few moments I thought it would be a tough game", Guardiola said.

"They have incredible players upfront". I haven't got anything to say now.

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