Man City vs Man Utd: Latest team news, injuries and predicted lineups for FA Cup final


Manchester City and Manchester United meet in the FA Cup for the second season in a row this weekend.

After clinching the Premier League on the final day on Sunday, Pep Guardiola’s side are chasing a double as United look to salvage what has been a miserable campaign at Old Trafford.

United’s injury problems in defence are easing, however, just in time for their trip to Wembley. Lisandro Martinez played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 win over Brighton with Raphael Varane also making his return off the bench having been sidelined since early April with a muscle injury.

Martinez and Varane have not started a game together since February and in what will be the Frenchman’s final game for United ahead of his exit,they could have one last dance together.

Harry Maguire however is also pushing for a return from the injury that has kept him sidelined since the end of April. Erik ten Hag has given the England international a reasonable chance of being available, but was less convinced over Luke Shaw who suffered a minor setback in his bid to return before the season is done.

Mason Mount meanwhile has not featured in the squad since suffering yet another injury in the lead up to this month’s game against Arsenal with no indication as to when he will be back.

Rasmus Hojlund has started United’s last two games from the bench, with ten Hag shifting to a 4-2-2-2 formation which has seen Bruno Fernandes operating as a false nine.

The tactical shift saw United win back-to-back games in the league for the first time since February but Hojlund has certainly made his case to return to the side with goals off the bench against Newcastle and Brighton.

City meanwhile will be without Ederson who suffered a fractured eye socket in last week’s game against Tottenham.

Stefan Ortega, who made that crucial late save in north London after replacing the Brazilian, has remained Guardiola’s first-choice goalkeeper in the FA Cup, having started last year’s final and every round of this year’s competition and would have likely kept his place regardless.

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