Thierry Henry talks up Man United v Man City in the League Cup

Thierry Henry talks up the significance of Manchester United's League Cup clash with Manchester City on Wednesday

Thierry Henry admits that Wednesday’s League Cup clash between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford is now a huge game for both clubs.

Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils head into the game looking to bounce back to winning ways after the bitter disappointment of their 4-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday.

Manchester City, meanwhile, are also looking for a win after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola masterminded a 2-1 win for City in the Premier League at Old Trafford earlier in the season as the Spaniard claimed victory in charge of his first Manchester derby.

And former Arsenal striker Henry believes that Wednesday’s game has taken on extra significance because of the form of both teams.

Speaking on Sky Sports on Sunday, Henry said: “The game on Wednesday is massive for both. You have Man City coming into it without a win in five and you have United after today wanting to answer for it.

“It’s going to be a massive game.”

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Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup last season under Louis van Gaal.

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