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Man City vs Manchester United LIVE! FA Cup Final match stream, latest team news, lineups, TV, prediction

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Man City vs Manchester United LIVE!For the second season running, the FA Cup Final features a Manchester derby. After 141 years without one in the showpiece, we are treated to two back to back. City, fresh from winning the Premier League for the fourth season on the trot, are also looking to win successive domestic doubles, while United are hoping to rescue a miserable season.Pep Guardiola & Co. have seen off the likes of Tottenham, Newcastle and Chelsea to reach Wembley, while United beat Liverpool and then Coventry City in the most dramatic and chaotic of fashion – a 121st-minute winner and a nail-biting penalty shootout – for another shot at the famous trophy. However, even a surprise victory for United may not save Erik ten Hag’s job.The build-up to the game has been overshadowed by reports United will sack Ten Hag no matter the result today. City have won six of their last seven derbies, so the writing may well be on the wall for coach and club. Follow the game LIVE below with our dedicated match blog, featuring expert insight and analysis from Malik Ouzia at Wembley Stadium.FA Cup Final latest updatesKick-off time: 3pm BST, Wembley StadiumHow to watch for free: BBC and ITVMan City XI: Stones returns as Doku drops ouMan United XI: Rashford returns but Casemiro outScore prediction: City secure domestic doubleMore on the teams14:21 , Alex YoungMan City make three changes as Stones, Ake and Kovacic come in.Rashford gets the nod for United as one of two changes. Varane comes in as Casemiro drops to the bench.Ten Hag says “Casemiro is not 100%.”Malik Ouzia checks in14:18 , Alex YoungThe atmosphere is building at Wembley.Team news in full14:08 , Alex YoungMan City XI: Ortega Moreno, Walker, Stones, Ake, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Kovacic, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden, HaalandSubs: Carson, Dias, Grealish, Doku, Alvarez, Akanji, Nunes, Bobb, LewisMan Utd XI: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Dalot, Mainoo, Amrabat, McTominay, Garnacho, Fernandes, RashfordSubs: Bayindir, Evans, Kambwala, Lindelof, Eriksen, Mount, Amad, Antony, Hojlund (Getty Images)14:03 , Alex Young…and United!Man City XI14:02 , Alex YoungHere’s how the holders look.In the blue corner! 🩵XI | Ortega Moreno, Walker (C), Stones, Ake, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Kovacic, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden, HaalandSUBS | Carson, Dias, Grealish, Doku, Alvarez, Akanji, Nunes, Bobb, Lewis#ManCity | @etihad pic.twitter.com/SsmPxmFeCx— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 25, 202413:58 , Alex YoungConfirmed teams are imminent.13:51 , Alex YoungA start for Marcus Rashford potentially.13:43 , Alex YoungIt sounds like there is no Anthony Martial in the squad today, and there are doubts over Casemiro’s involvement.Confirmed teams to come.Guardiola taking nothing for granted13:30 , Alex YoungPep Guardiola insists Manchester City’s “obvious” recent superiority over arch-rivals Manchester United will count for nothing today.Chasing back-to-back domestic doubles and a repeat victory over United after last season’s success, City are overwhelming favourites. Yet Guardiola is taking nothing for granted.The City manager said: “People think it’s going to happen because we finished 31 points in front of United, people say it will be easy.”I understand that but it’s a different competition, one game. It can be 10 against 11, bad decisions, mistakes, whatever – and you can lose a game. We know we can lose a game.”In long periods, we have been better than United these past years, it’s obvious. It’s facts – every game we are there.”But in one game, anything can happen. The players know it and feel it. So I hope we are ready to play the last game of the season and to try to win the FA Cup.”It’s the FA Cup. Wow! It’s nice. That’s why it deserves all of our focus.” (Action Images via Reuters)Ten Hag sends warning to successor over Ratcliffe and INEOS13:23 , Alex YoungErik ten Hag, perhaps anticipating the sack, has sent a warning to any potential successor over the club’s expectations.Ten Hag enjoyed a successful first season at Old Trafford, winning the Carabao Cup, reaching the FA Cup Final and a third-place finish in the Premier League.However, his this season fallen well below expectations, even realistic ones. Ten Hag himself admitted it has been “crap”, with the club finishing eighth – their lowest in Premier League history – and with a negative goal difference to boot.And now Ten Hag has blasted the unrealistic expectations in and outside the club.“Let me be clear,” he told Voetbal International. “It has been bad. It has been crap. But despite everything, we are going to play an FA Cup final.”He added: “Manchester United won the league for the last time in 2013, 11 years ago. But, still, they expect us to win every game while competing at the top. This club is not ready for that.Read more here! (Action Images via Reuters)Ten Hag ‘to be sacked’ even if FA Cup won13:14 , Alex YoungWinning this weekend’s FA Cup final will not save Erik ten Hag’s job, as Manchester United have reportedly already decided to sack the manager.Sir Jim Ratcliffe has already made his mind up on dismissing the Dutchman as he continues to overhaul United’s footballing structure following years of being out of title contention, according to The Guardian.A five-man shortlist has been drawn up in the search for his replacement, which includes ex-Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter.Brentford’s Thomas Frank and Kieran McKenna are also said to be on their radar, the Ipswich boss currently fielding interest from Brighton and Chelsea as he mulls over his future.Mauricio Pochettino is another contender after Standard Sport reported on Friday morning that he is keen to move to the Old Trafford hotseat.Read more here! (Steven Paston/PA Wire)Latest odds13:08 , Alex YoungManchester United are up against it to win today, according to the bookies (and anyone with eyes).Manchester City are heavy, heavy favourites to win at Wembley and retain the trophy.Result after 90 minutesMan City – 1/4Draw – 7/2Man Utd – 15/2To lift the trophyMan City – 1/10Man Utd – 11/2(Odds via Betfair.) (Nick Potts/PA Wire)Malik Ouzia has (almost) arrived13:01 , Alex YoungOur man is strolling down Wembley Way.FA Cup Final prediction12:56 , Alex YoungHow can anyone sensibly back against masterful Manchester City in a cup final of any description?They are absolute experts in these massive one-off games on the biggest stage, proving against Chelsea that they don’t always have to be on top and dominant to still prevail in the end.City have well and truly had United’s number in recent times and it’s so tough to see Ten Hag’s men emerging victorious again at Wembley, though I’m sure they will put up a valiant effort.Man City to win, 2-0. (Nick Potts/PA Wire)Man United team news12:47 , Alex YoungManchester United will welcome Mason Mount back to their squad today, but there are doubts over Casemiro.Mount is set to make the squad along with Victor Lindelof, though Casemiro has reportedly not been fully involved in training this week, so could miss out.Anthony Martial has seemingly played his final game for the club after not being pictured with the travelling squad on Saturday.Harry Maguire will miss out after his muscle injury failed to heal “as expected”, according to Ten Hag, along with Luke Shaw despite both included in England’s 33-man provisional squad for Euro 2024.Ten Hag has been boosted somewhat by returns for Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Lisandro Martinez of late.One big question is whether United will return to their 4-2-3-1 setup favoured for much of the season or if Ten Hag will stick with the 4-2-2-2 which saw them end the season with back-to-back victories. (Manchester United via Getty Imag)Man City team news12:39 , Alex YoungManchester City are almost full strength heading into today’s clash.Pep Guardiola confirmed on Friday that they have almost their full squad available, albeit goalkeeper Ederson will miss out after a facial injury sustained against Tottenham earlier this month.Stefan Ortega will deputise, and is the cup keeper in any case, having impressed in the Spurs game.Nathan Ake and Jack Grealish are fit too, meaning Guardiola has almost a full squad available for the trip to Wembley.One subplot today could be this being a City swansong for De Bruyne. Transfer rumours this week have linked the influential playmaker with a move to Saudi Arabia. (Action Images via Reuters)How to watch FA Cup Final for free12:33 , Alex YoungTV channel: In the UK, this year’s final will be televised live and free-to-air on BBC One and ITV1. Coverage begins at 1.15pm on BBC and 1.45pm on ITV.Live stream: Fans can also watch the action unfold live and for free online via the BBC iPlayer or ITVX website and app.Welcome12:28 , Alex YoungGood afternoon and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Manchester United.If you’re getting a sense of deja vu, you’re not alone. After 141 finals without one, we have been treated to back-to-back Manchester derbies in the showpiece.City comfortably won last year, and the bookies are predicting more of the same this year. But you know ever, this is the FA Cup after all.The action at Wembley Stadium kicks off at 3pm. We have Malik Ouzia there for us today, so stick with us. (REUTERS)

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