Manchester United can target three invisible weaknesses of Man City in the FA Cup final

Manchester United can target three invisible weaknesses of Man City in the FA Cup final

Manchester United need victory in Saturday’s FA Cup final to secure European football for next season, while it can also prevent Manchester City from achieving a second consecutive domestic double.

For Erik ten Hag, the match could also go a long way towards deciding his fate in the dugout, with Ineos yet to commit to making a decision on his long-term future as coach of the club. The final is a repeat of last year, in which City won 2-1 thanks to a brace from Ilkay Gundogan, including the fastest goal ever scored in an FA Cup final.




This year, Pep Guardiola’s side are an even stronger favourite, having finished 31 points ahead of their rivals in the Premier League table, but the Blues are not invincible and there are ways to worry them if United do things right. .

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Rhythm at half-time

This is obvious, but much of United’s success against City in recent seasons has come from using their attacking pace to exploit counter-attacking opportunities.

The goals they score against Pep Guardiola’s team tend to be quick counterattacks or impressive strikes, like Marcus Rashford’s at the Etihad in March. The best approach at Wembley is surely to use the speed they have in the final third and try to play balls over the top from the start.