How Man Utd could line up against Man City – FA Cup

Erik ten Hag - Manchester United manager

Manchester United lost to Manchester City in the FA Cup final last season. Can they beat the Sky Blues this time to end the season on a high?

In the Premier League, the Red Devils finished 8th in the table and were beaten both home and away by the Cityzens.

United were clearly second best to Man City in their last meeting back in March as Pep Guardiola’s men comfortably won the contest 3-1.

However, tomorrow’s fixture has higher stakes attached. United’s chances of European football next season hinges on the result of this game at Wembley.

Beat City and the Old Trafford outfit will qualify for the Europa League; lose and they’ll be without European football altogether.

We take a look at how Man Utd could line up against Man City in the FA Cup final.

Erik ten Hag utilized a 4-2-2-2 formation in the last two league games and was able to earn maximum points. He may stick with the same system against the PL champions.

The Dutch manager has confirmed that Harry Maguire is absent. Therefore, Varane could make his final start for the club. He would partner Martinez in the central defense in front of Onana.

With the return of Varane, Brazilian international, Casemiro, should move back into his preferred DM role. The Samba star could partner Mainoo in the center of the park.

The likes of Wan-Bissaka and Dalot will probably retain their fullback positions in the starting lineup for Man Utd.

Garnacho and Amad have been effective in the attacking midfield roles and they must start again ahead of Rashford and Antony.

Rasmus Hojlund came on from the bench to score against Newcastle United and also vs Brighton. He may get the nod to start with skipper, Fernandes, in the strike-force.

Here’s how Man Utd could line up against Man City:

How Man Utd could line up against Man City - FA Cup

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