Man City’s treble ambitions this season can completely be terminated tonight when they face rival rivals Man Utd.
Time: 21:00 on 3/6
Pep Guardiola said his team has no new injuries. Jack Grealish, who hasn’t played since May 17, and Kevin de Bruyne, who did not start against Brentford last Sunday, have been training.
The case of Manuel Akanji and Ruben Dias will be evaluated by the doctors for the last time.
Anthony Martial will miss the FA Cup final with a hamstring injury. Donny van de Beek, Lisandro Martinez, Marcel Sabitzer and Tom Heaton were also unable to play for various reasons.
Meanwhile, with a stretcher on the field in the match against Chelsea on May 25, Antony will almost not be used tonight. At the time, when asked if Antony was fit for the final, Ten Hag said: “Not sure, there’s still a chance but it’s a really small chance.”
After winning the Premier League a few rounds early, Pep took the initiative to rest the pillars. That’s why they drew Brighton and even lost to Brentford.
Meanwhile, Man Utd is in marked improvement. In the last 4 matches, the Red Devils won and only conceded 2 goals.
In the last 6 confrontations, Man City has the advantage when pocketing 4 victories. In contrast, teachers and students Erik Ten Hag had two triumphant songs. Worth mentioning, in the last confrontation, the red half of Manchester created an impressive comeback at Old Trafford, with a 2-1 victory.
Erling Haaland will be the cannon that the Man Utd defender must pay special attention to. Just set foot in England, but the Norwegian striker immediately won the title of top scorer . In the 6-3 win over Man Utd at the beginning of the season, Haaland scored a hat-trick. If there is no way to stop the former Dortmund striker, Man Utd will face a big defeat.
On the other side of the line, all eyes will be on Marcus Rashford , the Reds’ best goalscorer this season, with 29 goals (according to Whoscored). The speed and grace of Rashford is what fans expect in the match at Wembley tonight.
Expected starting lineup:
Man City (3-2-4-1): Ederson; Ake, Dias, Akanji; Rodri, Stones; Grealish, Gundogan, De Bruyne, B.Silva; Haland.
Man Utd (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Varane, Lindelof, Wan Bissaka; Casemiro, Fred; Bruno, Erkisen, Sancho; Rashford.
Pep Guardiola’s side are yet to concede a goal in the FA Cup this season and have scored 17 goals in five games. City have also lost three of their four trips to Wembley for the FA Cup, all in the semi-finals. When they won, they won the championship in the 2019 final.
The match of Man City at Wembley with rival Man Utd promises to create an unpredictable match. Most likely, Pep’s dream of treble will be ruined tonight.
Score prediction: 1-2