Ten Hag is history, Guardiola keeps writing it

Ten Hag is history, Guardiola keeps writing it
Ten Hag is history, Guardiola keeps writing it

Wembley will host the two Manchester teams this afternoon, in a repeat of the derby from the last final, when City won two to one. The light blues once again go to the event as favorites, while United will look for some type of redemption from a disappointing season. lThe FA Cup is their only way to qualify for the Europa League after finishing eighth in the league. Insufficient. On Friday it emerged that Radcliffe already has a shortlist of favorites to succeed Ten Hag in the Old Trafford dugout this summer.

While the Dutchman is already history, Guardiola continues writing it. A week after becoming the first team in the history of English football to win four consecutive league titles, the citizens They have the opportunity to win a double double. The Mancunians would become the first English club to win the league and cup in two consecutive seasons. Thirteen teams tried it, all of them historic: Preston North End at the end of the 19th century, George Ramsay’s Aston Villa, Tottenham at the beginning of the sixties, Bertie Mee’s Arsenal and Arsène Wenger’s, Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool and Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. Guardiola’s City could surpass them if they win today at Wembley. A vintage team, which is pursued by the 115 charges against them by the Premier League, an investigation that has been underway for more than a year.

Two Mancunian footballers emerge as protagonists on the eve of the final, and also the Euro Cup. As with his coaches, both Rashford and Foden are also at opposite points in their careers. The one in red was left off Southgate’s list. He doesn’t seem to raise his head. His season has been as irregular as usual, and the shine he brought to the first team when he came out of the quarry is diluted. The one in light blue, on the other hand, was chosen as the best player of the season on the same day that he sealed the title in favor of his team with two goals on the last day. It’s a promise come true.

Match details and probable lineups:

M CITY: Ortega; Gvardiol, Rúben Dias, Akanji, Walker; Rodrigo, Kovacic; Foden, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Haaland.

M. UNITED: Onana; Dalot, Martínez, Casemiro, Wan-Bissaka; Amrabat, Mainoo; Garnacho, Fernandes, Diallo; and Hojlund.

REFEREE: A. Madley.

STADIUM: Wembley, London.

HOUR: 16:00 (DAZN).

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