FA Cup Final 2023, Manchester United vs Manchester City Preview: When and where to watch, Timings, Team News, Probable XI, Squad, Head-to-Head | Manchester Derby – Wajobz

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Emirates FA Cup Final 2023, Manchester United vs Manchester City: The league stages of this year’s football season might have ended, but there is still a lot to play for in the fag end of the season. Manchester City and Manchester United will be facing each other in the final of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, June 3, at Wembley Stadium in London. The FA Cup is a major cup in English football and the oldest club football competition in the world. A lot of fans are anticipating it to be a great match, and the additional fuel of it being a Manchester Derby will make the final more exciting.

With the Emirates FA Cup on the line this Saturday, both Manchester clubs will be playing their best football. Manchester United will play in search of some semblance of honour to an under-par season. They haven’t been the same club they used to be after their long-serving manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, retired from the club. But this season, under their new manager, Erik ten Hag, they have significantly developed their game and won their first silverware in five years since winning the Europa League back in 2017.

On the other hand, Manchester City will be fighting for the Cup as they have a significant chance of winning the continental treble — winning the domestic league, the domestic cup, and the continental cup in the same season.

City has already won the English Premier League (EPL) this season and is in the final of the UEFA Champions League (UCL), where they will be facing Italian club Inter Milan at Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey. If City manages to win against United this Saturday and then gets the better of Inter in the UEFA Champions League final, they will become the second English club to win a continental treble since Manchester United won it in the 1998–99 season.

Emirates FA Cup Final 2023, Manchester United vs Manchester City: When to watch? Match timing

The match is scheduled to be played on Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 PM IST.

Emirates FA Cup Final 2023, Manchester United vs Manchester City: Where to watch? Live streaming

The match can be viewed on the Sony Sports Network in India. Fans can watch the live streaming of the Emirates FA Cup Final 2023 on SonyLIV and JioTV.

Emirates FA Cup Final 2023, Manchester United vs Manchester City: Head-to-Head Record in the FA Cup

This is the seventh time both clubs will be facing each other in the FA Cup, and United has had the upper hand most of the time. United has won five of the last six, with City winning one.

Emirates FA Cup Final 2023, Manchester United vs Manchester City: Current Form

Currently, Manchester United is in stellar form, as they have won four of their last five matches played in all competitions. This helped them secure their spot in the top four in the league, which in turn helped them qualify for the Champions League for the next season.

City, on the other hand, has three wins in their last five matches in all competitions. One of the wins was against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final second leg, where they thrashed the Los Blancos 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Emirates FA Cup Final 2023, Manchester United vs Manchester City: Team News

Manchester United is in a shaky place because some crucial players are currently on the injury list and ruled out of the final. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton, defender Lisandro Martínez, and midfielders Marcel Sabitzer and Donny van de Beek have been ruled out completely. Winger Antony is also doubtful to start.

City, on the other hand, just has defender Nathan Aké ruled out of the tie. Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, winger Jack Grealish, and defenders Ruben Dias and Manuel Akanji are doubtful to start.

Emirates FA Cup Final 2023, Manchester United vs Manchester City: Squads, Playing 11

Manchester City Squad:

Goalkeepers: Stefan Ortega, Ederson, Scott Carson.
Defenders: Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Aké, Aymeric Laporte, Manuel Akanji, Rico Lewis.
Midfielders: Kalvin Phillips, Ilkay Gündogan, Jack Grealish, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Gómez, Máximo Perrone, Phil Foden, Shea Charles, Nico O’Reilly, Cole Palmer, Alex Robertson, Ben Knight.
Forward: Erling Haaland, Julián Álvarez, Riyad Mahrez.

Manchester City Probable 11: 

City manager Guardiola is likely to play a 3-4-2-1 formation with the Brazilian Ederson Moraes between the sticks. Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, and Manuel Akanji will play as the back three, with two holding midfielders in John Stones and Rodri. Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish will be on the flanks, giving support to Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan, who will be in the midfield. Erling Haaland will be up top as the striker.

Manchester United Squad: 

Goalkeeper: David de Gea, Tom Heaton, Nathan Bishop, Jack Butland, Radek Vítek
Defenders: Victor Lindelöf, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martínez, Tyrell Malacia, Rhys Bennett, Raphaël Varane, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams, Marc Jurado Gomez.
Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen, Marcel Sabitzer, Fred, Casemiro, Facundo Pellistri, Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay, Zidane Iqbal, Kobbie Mainoo
Forwards: Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Antony, Jadon Sancho, Wout Weghorst, Anthony Elanga, Alejandro Garnacho

Manchester United Probable 11:

United manager Erik Ten Hag has manoeuvred out of the injury problem in the squad in recent matches, and he will hope to do the same in the final. He is likely to play in a 4-1-4-1 formation with Spanish shot-stopper David De Gea between the sticks. Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will play as the fullbacks. Raphaël Varane and Victor Lindelöf will take up the central defensive roles. Casemiro will play as the holding midfielder. Along the flanks, there will be Antony and Jadon Sancho, giving support to Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen in the midfield. Marcus Rashford will be the lone striker at the top.

Emirates FA Cup Final 2023, Manchester United vs Manchester City: Erik ten Hag vs Pep Guardiola

Both managers have just played two games against each other, with each winning once.

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