Confirmed XI: Ten Hag picks his FA Cup Final XI; Room for Rashford, Antony, Martial? Mainoo & Hojlund start against City?

United will have a challenge to beat this City team - but anything is possible!

Manchester United travel to Wembley on Saturday where they will take on Manchester City to contest the Emirates FA Cup. City won the Premier League last weekend so will be up for doing the double, after their treble last season. United want to end the season with a trophy.

Erik ten Hag could manage his final match for United if the reports in the media are true and he will leave United after the match. Having won the Carabao Cup last season, it seemed that United were on the trail to glory again, but this season has been abject, mainly because of injuries.

City will be a massive challenge for this United team, which has played with a depleted defence for the last few months with players returning in time for the pinnacle cup of English football this weekend. United will go into the match knowing that they can challenge City, despite their strength.

Manchester United

Onana;

Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Dalot;

Mainoo, Amrabat;

Garnacho, Rashford;

McTominay, Fernandes;

Substitutes

Bayindir; Lindelof, Evans, Kambwala; Mount, Eriksen, Amad; Hojlund, Antony

Manchester City

Ortega;

Walker, Stones, Ake, Gvardiol;

Rodri, Kovacic;

Silva, De Bruyne, Foden;

Haaland

Substitutes

Carson, Dias, Akanji, Lewis, Bobb, Nunes, Grealish, Doku, Alvarez

United will need to beat City if they are to play in Europe next season. It is possible to beat City in 90 minutes but United will find it tough. Players such as Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane could well be back in the starting XI, which could give United a good chance of achieving glory.

City will be up for retaining the FA Cup as they did with the Premier League title last weekend. It is likely that City will lift the FA Cup once again, but United should have some fight considering how they have played throughout the season. They have a leaky defence but the ability to score goals.

The liked of Rasmus Hojlund, Alejandro Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Amad and Kobbie Mainoo could be the players that guide United to victory in the final match of the English football season. Having United uplifted by winning the FA Cup would be something to build on next season – a new era!

Written by Paul


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