Manchester City v Manchester United: English FA Final Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 02-06-2023 9:58 pm (3 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 2-06-2023 09:58 PM (3 months ago)

Date: Saturday 3rd June, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm
Stadium  Wembley
Referee   Paul Tierney (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News
Manchester City
Man City quartet Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Ruben Dias and Manuel Akanji all missed the defeat at Brentford due to minor injury or fitness concerns, but Guardiola has since confirmed that they have all taken part in training this week and are "more or less fine" to feature on Saturday.

Guardiola has also confirmed that goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, who has kept five clean sheets in as many FA Cup games en route to this year's final, will start between the sticks ahead of first-choice shot-stopper Ederson.

Nathan Ake started against Brentford and played for just over an hour on his return from a hamstring injury, and the Dutch defender is in contention to retain his place on the left side, while John Stones is set to return and take up his hybrid midfield role alongside Rodri.

Captain Ilkay Gundogan is expected to return in centre-midfield, and Bernardo Silva will likely battle with Stockport-born Phil Foden and semi-final hat-trick hero Mahrez for a spot on the right wing, while goal machine Erling Braut Haaland – who scored a treble in the 6-3 win over United last October – will lead the line and seek to increase his astonishing goal tally of 52 in all competitions.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ortega; Walker, Dias, Ake; Stones, Rodri; Bernardo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland

Manchester United
As for Man United, Ten Hag has admitted that Antony is "unlikely" to play in the final after failing to make progress in his recover from an ankle injury, while Anthony Martial has been ruled out with a hamstring problem and is joined in the treatment room by Lisandro Martinez (foot), Marcel Sabitzer, Donny van de Beek (both knee) and Tom Heaton (ankle).

The expected absence of Antony is set to see Alejandro Garnacho and former Man City youngster Jadon Sancho occupy the flanks, with top scorer Marcus Rashford leading the line at the expense of Martial.

Midfield lynchpin Casemiro, who along with Rashford scored in United's last Wembley outing in the EFL Cup final, is poised to line up alongside Bruno Fernandes and either Christian Eriksen or Fred in the middle of the pitch.

Left-back Luke Shaw is fit to return to the starting lineup after recovering from a minor back issue, while Raphael Varane is set to replace captain Harry Maguire and partner Victor Lindelof in central defence.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Sancho, Fernandes, Garnacho; Rashford
Prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United

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