Manchester United’s attempt at football redemption will have to wait for another day with the Carling Cup semi-final at Eastlands postponed due to severe weather in the North West. United was due to play Manchester City on Wednesday night but heavy snow means the match is now rearranged to Tuesday 19 January.
ManUtd.com reports that the second leg, scheduled for Tuesday 19 January at Old Trafford, will now take place on Wednesday 27 January with the Reds Premier League fixture against Hull City shifted to an unconfirmed date.
The postponement will relieve Sir Alex Ferguson of a team selection headache. Plan A – the deployment of United’s younger players at Eastlands – was firmly thrown out of the window after the team’s FA Cup defeat last weekend. United will now field a full-strength team away at Birmingham City this weekend, with Carling Cup selection very much dependent on results in the coming Premier League matches against Burnley and the second city team.