Just TWO Man United players make the cut for SofaScore's combined FA Cup Final XI... but which big name Man City star MISSES OUT on a place in the starting line-up?

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Manchester United person conscionable 2 players included successful a mixed XI up of nan FA Cup final, wished by sports information institution SofaScore.

The Red Devils, who vanished nan play successful eighth spot to suffer their worst run successful Premier League history, will return connected seven-time FA Cup champions Manchester City astatine Wembley Stadium connected Saturday afternoon.

Having blown a 3-0 lead against Coventry successful nan semi-final past month, Erik Ten Hag’s broadside scraped done aft winning 4-2 connected penalties to group up yet different Manchester derby successful a repetition of past year’s final. 


City are clear favourites successful their hunt for a home double, aft securing a grounds fourth-consecutive Premier League trophy astatine nan Etihad connected Sunday – while Ten Hag looks to beryllium connected his measurement retired pursuing a dismal campaign.

So, who made SofaScore’s XI up of a travel to nan capital, and who missed out? Mail Sport takes a look…

Man United person a past changeable astatine European shot adjacent play pinch this weekend's FA Cup final

Crosstown rivals Man City will look to complete a home double astatine Wembley connected Saturday

Erik 10 Hag (left) goes head-to-head pinch Pep Guardiola for nan past clip of their campaigns

Goalkeeper

Andre Onana – 7.18

One of only 2 appearances for Manchester United successful nan XI, Andre Onana secured a standing of 7.18 aft proving important successful nan spot-kick showdown pinch Coventry past month.

Despite concluding that his debut play pinch nan Reds has been ‘one to forget’, nan Cameroonian keeper was speedy to forestall Callum O’Hare from sending nan Championship broadside to a awesome tourney last during nan Cup’s semi-final shootout.

With United loose successful defence crossed nan Premier League, Onana has been relied upon betwixt nan sticks, registering 149 saves passim nan play – much than immoderate different keeper.

Andre Onana is 1 of only 2 of Ten Hag's broadside to make nan trim erstwhile nan sides are combined

Despite a shaky start, nan Cameroon world now cuts a reliable fig betwixt nan sticks

Josko Gvardiol has been a valuable protect beingness and precocious added goals to his game

Defenders

Josko Gvardiol – 7.35

After struggling to find his feet during early months pinch Man City, Josko Gvardiol has since emerged arsenic a cardinal constituent of Pep Guardiola’s record-winning squad – pinch SofaScore providing him a standing of 7.35.

The left-back has been praised for controlled protect displays, successful summation to his goalscoring expertise which has taken galore by astonishment this season.

Having netted a brace against Fulham to time off a 4th consecutive League title firmly successful sight, nan Croatian has bagged 5 goals successful 7 games crossed each competitions – proving a versatile talent that Guardiola tin utilise connected Saturday.

Manuel Akanji – 7.18

Manuel Akanji has had to beryllium adaptable astatine times this season, pinch nan absence of John Stones meaning a move distant from his preferred centre-back domiciled to placement further connected nan correct connected occasion. 

Yet nan Swiss world has dealt pinch nan task considerably well, linking up pinch Nathan Ake to tighten up City’s defence successful nan closing stages of nan season. 

Akanji has earnt himself a SofaScore standing of 7.18 successful nan process, establishing himself a captious constituent of nan Blues squad arsenic they hunt for a consecutive home double.

Manuel Akanji has stepped up successful nan absence of John Stones to bolst Man City's defence

Ruben Dias has further burnished his trophy furniture this season, and will look to adhd a second

Ruben Dias – 7.20

Ruben Dias has been a stone astatine nan bosom of Manchester City's defence ever since he joined nan nine backmost successful 2020. 

With galore applauding his attempts to travel in nan footsteps of Vincent Kompany, nan erstwhile Benfica subordinate has registered 75 clearances crossed this year’s home run – capable to spot him snatch a people of 7.20.

Kyle Walker – 7.15

Ever-reliable successful defence, City’s Kyle Walker is pivotal regarding his one-on-one capabilities – earning him a spot successful SofaScore’s Best XI pinch a standing of 7.15.

Despite losing retired connected a spot successful nan fastest League players of nan season, nan Cityzens’ skipper is among nan golden modular of right-backs – and boasted a tackle occurrence complaint of 74 per cent passim nan 2023-24 home campaign.

Man City's skipper remains 1 of Guardiola's evergreens - and an undroppable subordinate successful this mixed XI

Midfielders

Kevin De Bruyne – 7.88

Even pinch his absence crossed nan first 5 months of nan season, De Bruyne’s statistic speak for themselves. 

Having played only 18 matches crossed nan Premier League campaign, nan midfielder has provided much assists than immoderate different subordinate this almanac twelvemonth – amassing a full of 15 crossed each competitions since nan opening of January, and capable to gain him a people of 7.88.

The Belgian playmaker has assisted 3 goals successful FA Cup finals – a associated grounds pinch Olivier Giroud.

Rodri – 7.96

Earning himself nan highest people successful nan XI, Rodri has won 11 awesome honours pinch Manchester City since his move from Atletico Madrid successful 2019 – and has since been described arsenic nan champion midfielder successful nan world ‘by far’ successful a gushing connection from Guardiola.

This year, nan Spaniard contributed 8 goals and 9 assists to City’s Premier League total, contempt often being placed successful a much protect domiciled – arsenic good arsenic bagging a 3rd for nan Blues against West Ham that proved to beryllium a match-winning, and league-winning, moment.

Despite missing a chunk of nan season, Kevin De Bruyne has returned to his dazzling best

Spain world Rodri has 1 of nan fiercest unbeaten individual records successful nan sport

The metronomic midfielder has besides been described arsenic nan champion 'by far' by his dressed up coach

Bruno Fernandes – 7.79

Bruno Fernandes occupies nan 2nd spot for Manchester United wrong nan XI, having been one of nan much accordant talents astatine Old Trafford this season.

No subordinate created much chances than Fernandes crossed this year’s convention campaign, pinch his 114 opportunities resulting successful 18 extremity involvements for nan United captain.

On nan scoresheet successful past season’s FA Cup Final, Portuguese world Fernandes is nary alien to nan competition’s large moments – having safely converted his spot-kick against Coventry and leaving him pinch a SofaScore of 7.79.

Bruno Fernandes has been Ten Hag's imaginative standout this play - and nary subordinate has created much convention chances

Forwards

Phil Foden – 7.80

Phil Foden has enjoyed nan champion play of his career, pinch nan individual prizes heading his measurement aft an fantabulous campaign.  

Having been named Premier League Player of nan Season and group to beryllium a regular prime for Gareth Southgate this summer, Foden’s standing of 7.80 comes disconnected nan backmost of 27 goals and 11 assists successful each competitions crossed 2023-24.

The homegrown prima will line-up pinch his Blues teammates connected Saturday for their chance astatine an eighth FA Cup title – and what could beryllium Foden’s third, aged conscionable 23.

FWA Player of nan Year Phil Foden has had nan run of his profession successful Man City entity blue

Bernardo Silva's brace helped book Man City's spot successful Saturday's final, erstwhile Guardiola will beryllium relying connected much magic from nan Portugal international 

Julian Alvarez (pictured) sneaks successful arsenic nan last portion of nan puzzle up of Erling Haaland

Julian Alvarez – 7.43

There’s nary spot for nan 2023-24 Premier League Golden Boot victor Erling Haaland arsenic he is beaten to nan squad by his team-mate Julian Alvarez.     

The Argentine World Cup victor recorded 20 extremity involvements successful City’s home run this twelvemonth – and played a pivotal domiciled successful their hunt for nan defence of nan Champions League, which yet fell short.

Alvarez, described arsenic ‘almost undroppable’ by Guardiola successful September, contributed a important 2nd extremity against RB Leipzig arsenic good arsenic nan assistance for nan team’s 3rd during their European run – and his spectacular 3,445 minutes connected nan transportation crossed each competitions person earned him a people of 7.43.

Bernado Silva – 7.51

Having signed a statement hold astatine nan commencement of nan season, Bernado Silva is simply a talisman for Guardiola – but suffered Champions League heartbreak earlier this play aft missing successful nan quarter-final penalty-shootout against Real Madrid.

Yet 3 days later, it was Silva’s sweetly timed extremity pinch conscionable six minutes to spare that collapsed nan deadlock astatine against Chelsea astatine Wembley successful past month’s semi-final, sending Manchester City wrong reaching region of back-to-back FA Cup titles.


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