Manchester City vs Manchester United: Latest City team news and predicted starting eleven

Manchester City will take Manchester United later today in the FA Cup final at Wembley. For Pep Guardiola’s side, they will be bidding to create even more history. A win over their arch rivals would see them become the first team in English football history to win consecutive Premier League/FA Cup doubles. Here is the latest City team news and predicted starting eleven ahead of today’s game.

Manchester City team news

The Premier League champions will have a full squad available for today’s game besides Ederson. The Brazilian international will miss today’s game due to the injury he sustained in City’s crucial 2-nil win over Tottenham a few weeks ago. Besides Ederson being absent today, the FA Cup holders have a full squad to choose from.

Predicted Manchester City starting eleven

Stefan Ortega- If Ederson was fit, it’s likely that Stefan Ortega would’ve started today’s game considering he is City’s cup keeper. With Ederson out, Ortega is an automatic selection.

Kyle Walker – With United’s main threat likely to be on the counter, Walker should be an automatic selection today.

Ruben Dias- Dias returned to form over City’s most recent games and should start today.

Nathan Ake- It would be a toss-up between Ake and Akanji as to who will partner Dias in City’s defence. I believe Ake will get the nod at the back.

Josko Gvardiol- The Croatian international is now an automatic selection for Pep Guardiola. That shouldn’t change today.

Rodri- City’s midfield general, will have a massive role to play today. Another massive occasion awaits today, and that generally brings out the best in Rodri.

Bernardo Silva- Bernardo will have a crucial role to play at Wembley. I believe he’ll line up on the right wing today.

Kevin De Bruyne- The Belgian international appears to be a certain starter today. He was superb against West Ham last week and will be hoping to carry that form into today’s FA Cup final.

Phil Foden- Foden was sensational last weekend and will be looking to cap his superb season with a big performance against Manchester United today. He’s a certain starter for today’s game.

Jeremy Doku- It appears to be a toss-up between Kovacic and Doku as to who will start today. I’ll give the nod to Doku given how well he performed against West Ham last weekend.

Erling Haaland- City’s star striker, will be hoping for a big performance today. If he’s at his best, he could prove to be a decisive factor in today’s game.

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