Manchester City vs Manchester United FA Cup Final Predicted Lineups: Likely XI for both teams

Here are the predicted lineups for the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Manchester United on Saturday, May 25th 2024.

 
6:15am on Saturday 25th May 2024
By
Jake Skudder

The highly anticipated FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United promises an electrifying clash as these two football giants meet once again at Wembley.

With both teams eyeing silverware, the lineup choices by managers Pep Guardiola and Erik ten Hag will be crucial. Here are the predicted lineups for the final showdown.

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Recent Form and Context

Manchester City's Dominance

Manchester City enters the final in exceptional form, having remained unbeaten in their last 35 matches across all competitions.

Pep Guardiola’s men are fresh off securing their fourth consecutive Premier League title, and as always the team’s attacking prowess and solid defence make them formidable opponents.

Manchester United's Struggles

Manchester United, on the other hand, has faced multiple challenges this season.

Finishing eighth in the Premier League and struggling defensively, Erik ten Hag's side views the FA Cup as their last chance to secure European football for the next season.

United’s journey to the final included a dramatic comeback against Liverpool and a nail-biting penalty shootout victory over Coventry.

Predicted Lineups

Manchester City's Likely XI

Pep Guardiola’s squad is nearly injury-free, with only Ederson missing. Guardiola may opt for cup specialist Stefan Ortega in goal. Here’s the predicted lineup for Manchester City:

Goalkeeper: Stefan Ortega

Defenders: Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji and Josko Gvardiol

Midfielders: Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden

Forward Players: Jeremy Doku and Erling Haaland

23 yrs - S, AM (C) - Man City
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Blocked scoring attempts
0.81
Successful passing %
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6.83

Manchester United's Likely XI

Manchester United faces some injury concerns but hopes to field a strong lineup.

Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez are expected to start, with Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Mason Mount, and Luke Shaw all vying for fitness.

Here’s the predicted lineup for Manchester United:

Goalkeeper: Andre Onana

Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Diogo Dalot

Midfielders: Casemiro, Kobbie Mainoo and Sofyan Amrabat

Forward Players: Garnacho, Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes

29 yrs - AM (C) - Man Utd
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FAQ

What is the significance of the Manchester City vs Manchester United FA Cup Final? The FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United is significant as it features two of the biggest football clubs in England, competing for one of the oldest and most prestigious trophies in football. The match also determines a crucial piece of silverware for both teams and can impact their European football prospects for the next season.

When and where is the FA Cup Final taking place? The FA Cup final is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 25th, at 3 pm (BST). The match will be held at Wembley Stadium in London.

Are there any key injuries or absences for either team? Manchester City is nearly injury-free, with only Ederson missing. Manchester United has a few injury concerns, with players like Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Mason Mount, and Luke Shaw striving for fitness, and Anthony Martial is unlikely to participate.

What is at stake for both teams in this FA Cup Final? For Manchester City, winning the FA Cup would complete a domestic double and further solidify their dominance in English football. For Manchester United, the FA Cup offers a crucial chance to secure European football for the next season and salvage a challenging campaign.

How have both teams performed this season leading up to the FA Cup Final? Manchester City has had a stellar season, securing their fourth consecutive Premier League title and remaining unbeaten in their last 35 matches across all competitions. Manchester United, however, has struggled, finishing eighth in the Premier League with their worst finish ever and a negative goal difference, making the FA Cup their only hope for redemption.

What is the prediction for the FA Cup Final? Manchester City is favoured to win the final, given their recent form and consistency. However, Manchester United's unpredictable nature in derbies ensures that the match will be fiercely contested and could see a strong fight from both sides.

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