10-man Manchester City beat Fulham with an injury time Erling Haaland penalty after playing for an hour with ten men after Joao Cancelo was sent off.
Talented teenager Anthony Elanga enhanced his growing reputation with another gem of a goal for Manchester United to provide manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a pleasant problem to resolve.
Manchester United cruised to a commanding 5-0 first leg Europa League Round of 16 win in Austria over LASK in an eerily empty Linzer Stadion.
Pep Guardiola erred on the side of caution even though Manchester City appear to certain to reach a third Carabao Cup final in a row.
Manchester United gave themselves a glimmer of hope with a second half Marcus Rashford goal after they were blown away by a three goal salvo by Manchester City in the first half of their Manchester derby Carabao Cup semi final first leg at Old Trafford.