FA Cup Final: Manchester United seek redemption against arch rivals

FA Cup Final: Manchester United seek redemption against arch rivals

All to play for! Pride and Revenge? Manchester United take on arch rivals Manchester City in coveted Manchester Derby in FA Cup final.

It is time for the FA Cup finals of 2024, and it will be the Manchester Derby. Like last season, Manchester United and Manchester City will lock horns to fight for England’s domestic title. The Reds have been handed 2 defeats in Premier League this season by their arch rivals. With redemption on minds, can the Reds sink the Blue Moon rising?

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Last season, in the same fixture, it was Manchester City who won 2-1 and then went on to clinch a historic treble. This season, however, Pep Guardiola and his boys have a chance of winning a domestic double. On the other hand, it would be a golden opportunity for Manchester United to end their dismal campaign with a silverware.

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In this season’s semi-final showdown, Manchester City faced a stern test from Chelsea FC, who posed a threat throughout the match. However, an 84th-minute goal by the ‘Portuguese Magician’ Bernardo Silva sealed another final berth for the ‘Sky Blues’.

Meanwhile, Manchester United, after establishing a comprehensive three-goal lead, were stunned by the underdogs, Coventry County, who made an incredible comeback to extend the game to penalties. The might of the Manchester heavyweights once again proved lethal as Manchester United emerged victorious in the penalty shootout.

In recent Manchester derbies, Manchester City has dominated, winning seven out of nine encounters across all competitions. However, Erik Ten Hag’s men have shown decisiveness in crucial games, causing upsets to their opponents. Therefore, this clash is poised to be an encounter for the ages, with both teams giving their all to achieve glory.

Manchester United Team News

Manchester United would be without key defender Harry Maguire. The English defender will miss the tie along with the likes of Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia. French defender Rafael Varane is expected to feature in the game, which would be his last outing for the Red Devils.

Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro is expected to start at the heart of the defence. Bruno Fernandes will lead the side and is expected to start in his usual number 10 role. United are greatly revived with the return of ace strike Rasmus Hojlund who scored against Newcastle after coming on as a substitute.

Man United Predicted XI: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Martinez, Dalot; Mainoo, Amrabat; Diallo, Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund

Manchester City Team News

Manchester City is expected to miss goalie Ederson who suffered a fractured eye socket against Spurs. In his place, Stefan Ortega is expected to be the custodian.

It remains to be seen as to whether Mateo Kovacic partners Rodri at the heart of the midfield. On the other hand, Belgiam forward Jeremy Doku will be eyeing for a start on the left flank.

Man City Predicted XI: Ortega; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Bernardo, De Bruyne, Foden; Haaland

Which TV channel will telecast THE EMIRATES FA CUP 2023/24 – Final in India?

THE EMIRATES FA CUP 2023/24 – Final will be telecast LIVE on Sony Sports Ten 2 SD & HD, Sony Sports Ten 3 SD & HD (Hindi), Sony Sports Ten 4 SD & HD (Tamil & Telugu) on Saturday, 25th May at 7:30 PM.  

Where can I stream THE EMIRATES FA CUP 2023/24 – Final online in India?

THE EMIRATES FA CUP 2023/24 – Final can be streamed live on Sony LIV in India.


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