City-United: A final for the double or a revenge


City-United: A final for the double or a revenge

The stadium of Wembley host this Saturday (4:00 pm) one of the best matches on ‘planet football’. The final of FA Cup, or what is the same, the English Cup. After more than 150 editions, what is one of the most traditional tournaments in the world will decide which Manchester club will be the champion this 2024. They will face city of Guardiola and the united of May Hag in what was a repeat of last season’s FA Cup final. Pep’s team then won (2-1), having just a week ago won the Premier League and therefore they will fight to complete the double. The Red Devils, for their part, are looking for revenge and to close a title in a season that, without qualifying for the next Champions League, has been a bit gray.

Chelsea and Newcastle, helpful

In fact, beyond the title at stake, this FA Cup final is important to finalize which English teams will compete in European competitions next season. He Manchester United, who finished 8th in the Premier League, need to win the final to travel to the old continent during the 2024/25 season. And what happens also affects third parties. Specifically of the two, the Chelsea and the Newcastle. Both hope City win because then Chelsea, 6th in the Premier, will go into the Europa League and Newcastle, 7th, will play in the Conference. Otherwise, Chelsea will have to settle for playing in the Conference and Newcastle will be left without playing in European competitions.

Losing to both teams

Beyond the fact that at no point in this season managed close to what is understood as its best version, Manchester United reached the final suffering of several defeats that conditioned Ten Hag’s eleven. Is not available Harry maguire, Lindelof, Malacia, Luke Shaw, Mason Mount and Martial, Lisandro Martínez He has resurfaced recently and Varane is not 100%. At City, Stefan Ortega will start as the starter after the blow he suffered Ederson on the penultimate matchday against Tottenham, but everything was available for Guardiola. The Catalan won 4-1 in the private duel against Erik ten Hag since the Dutchman arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2022.

Possible lineups

City of Manchester: Stefan Ortega; Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Foden; Haaland.

Manchester United: masturbation; Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Lisandro Martínez, Dalot; Mainoo, Amrabat; Amad Diallo, Bruno Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund.

Referee: Andrew Madley

stadium: Wembley

Time: 16.00 (DAZN)

Source: La Verdad


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