Who will line up for United in the cup final?

Saturday 25 May 2024 08:00

While our three MUTV pundits at Wembley all agree when it comes to the first seven names on Erik ten Hag's teamsheet for the Emirates FA Cup final, there is some debate regarding Manchester United's forward line.

Wes Brown, Ben Thornley and Danny Webber are involved in the pre-match build-up and matchday coverage at the national stadium and the former Reds trio have all selected Andre Onana in goal, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Diogo Dalot in defence.

While playing our popular United Predictions game, they have also opted to field Kobbie Mainoo alongside Casemiro, who has been playing as a central defender since mid-April due to injuries.

Complete uniformity so far then, but there is a big difference when it comes to the attacking midfielders and forwards...

Everyone thinks Bruno Fernandes will start - as he almost always does - but, while Ben and Danny see him as being deployed in the no.10 position, Wes reckons the Portuguese magnifico will be fielded as a false nine, as he was at Brighton on the final day of the Premier League season.

The former FA Cup winner has Scott McTominay as slotting in behind the captain, while our other pundits believe Rasmus Hojlund will come back in to lead the line, following his strikes against the Seagulls and, before that, at home to Newcastle.

But what about out wide? Amad has been playing well recently, and Wes and Ben have penned him on the right flank of their XIs, with Alejandro Garnacho on the left.

Webbs believes Garnacho will start on the right-hand side, where he has arguably conducted his best work this season, as Marcus Rashford comes in on the left side of his team, with a point to prove having been left out of Gareth Southgate's latest England squad.


Wes Brown: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Dalot; Casemiro, Mainoo; Amad, McTominay, Garnacho; Fernandes.

Ben Thornley: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Dalot; Casemiro, Mainoo; Amad, Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund.

Danny Webber: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Dalot; Casemiro, Mainoo; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund.

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Don't forget to select your picks in good time, ahead of Saturday's 15:00 BST kick-off at Wembley.

Here's what fans have been saying so far...


Fernandes = 27%
Hojlund = 21%
Garnacho = 15%


Fernandes = 44%
Onana = 11%
Mainoo = 9%


City 1 United 2 = 42%
City 2 United 3 = 15%
City 0 United 1 = 6%