The city of Manchester is going to irradiate this Saturday as two heavyweights of the Premier League take on each other in a much awaited FA Cup Final. Irrespective of who will come out triumphant in the final against Manchester United and Manchester City, the loud cheers will be echoed at Wembley.
While Man City will be vying for a historic treble, Manchester United would want to win an uphill season on a high and add to their tally of Carabao Cup. The Red Devils got a silverware home after six long seasons and would want to double their fun before gearing up for what is said to be a determining season up next for them.
When and Where?
Date & Time: Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 PM IST.
Venue: Wembley Stadium.
Head to Head
Manchester United and Manchester City face off in the finals of the FA Cup for the very first time. In their last 6 meetings at FA Cup, Man United have been better of their rivals in 5 with City only being able to win 1. However, the last meeting between these two clubs at FA Cup was in 2012 and a lot has changed since then.
If we are to talk about their last 6 meetings over all competitions, no doubt Pep Guardiola’s team has been the better of two, winning four of those six convincingly and losing two close encounters. These season though, Erik ten Hag has taken control of the proceedings and has a 50-50 record against Pep.
Manchester United in the last few weeks have had major blows. While Sabitzer has been ruled out of the finals completely, Anthony Martial is a doubt too and most unlikely to feature. Antony too suffered an ankle injury and is doubtful to start the game which will mean that Jadon Sancho will accompany Rashford up front.
Manchester City fans key players Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias, and Manuel Akanji have all made significant progress in their injury recoveries. After a period of rest and rehabilitation, they are now back in training with the team, indicating their readiness to make a return to action.
OFFICIAL: Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias, Jack Grealish, and Manuel Akanji are in #ManCity training. ✅
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) May 31, 2023
The return of these players is a major boost for Manchester City, especially considering their upcoming important fixtures, including the highly anticipated Champions League final. Grealish, De Bruyne, Dias, and Akanji bring a wealth of talent, experience, and leadership to the squad, making their presence invaluable.
Manchester United Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw; Casemiro, Christian Eriksen; Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Wout Weghorst.
Manchester City Predicted XI (3-2-4-1): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Akanji; John Stones, Rodri; Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden; Erling Haaland.
Manchester United 1-3 Manchester City