Gundogan strikes twice to give City advantage

Gundogan strikes twice to give City advantage

By James Ducker and Telegraph Sport

Pep Guardiola has confirmed No 2 goalkeeper Stefan Ortega will begin the FA Cup remaining towards Manchester United.

Ortega has began each spherical of the competitors for Manchester Metropolis this season and Guardiola says the German will preserve his place at Ederson’s expense.

“He’s going to play yeah, it’s at all times like that, even in Barcelona, the keeper who has performed FA Cup [stays in goal],” the Metropolis supervisor mentioned.

Guardiola additionally mentioned Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake have been all accessible after minor damage issues.

“They educated nicely within the final two days – no considerations,” he mentioned. “They’re roughly advantageous.”

Guardiola additionally believes stopping Manchester Metropolis successful the treble might give Manchester United further motivation within the FA Cup remaining.

For Premier League winners Metropolis victory might be the second leg of a probably wonderful treble with the ultimate of the Champions League to return subsequent week.

United alternatively – as the one aspect to have received all three of these competitions in the identical season, again in 1999 – shall be anxious to cease them and shield their place in historical past.

Metropolis supervisor Guardiola mentioned: “I might perceive that. It belongs to them, that’s regular. Sport is like that.

”‘That belongs to us – we don’t need anybody else to do it,’ it’s regular, that feeling. It’s utterly comprehensible. But it surely’s a soccer sport, who shall be higher will win.”

United boss Erik ten Hag, nevertheless, has performed down the party-pooping facet of his aspect’s process. The Dutchman has loved an encouraging first season at Outdated Trafford having received the Carabao Cup and reclaimed a Champions League spot.

“I do know what’s the considering from the followers,” Ten Hag mentioned. “However what we would like is to revive Manchester United by successful trophies. We’ve got a chance to win a trophy and we don’t need to be distracted by something.

“If it’s vital for the followers then it’s vital for us, so we’ll give all the things to win the cup.”


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