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Manchester City’s 23-man travelling squad to face Manchester United features surprise addition



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Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have travelled to London ahead of the FA Cup final against Manchester United on Saturday afternoon with a 23-man squad in attendance.

Manchester City have the opportunity to make it two trophies won in less than a week, and four trophies for the season following their triumphs on the domestic, European, and global stages.

Last Sunday afternoon saw Pep Guardiola’s side become the first club in English top-flight history to win the division in four consecutive seasons, following on from the long list of records now set under the Catalan coach during his time at the club.

Victory over West Ham at the Etihad Stadium meant that Manchester City have successfully held off the title challenge of Arsenal in back-to-back seasons, after victory during the last campaign that made up part of a historic Treble.

With a UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and a Premier League title now in the bank for the season, Manchester City have one final opportunity to claim silverware this season through the FA Cup final against Manchester United.

As detailed by the Manchester Evening News, Manchester City have travelled to the capital with a 23-man squad in attendance, featuring a surprise inclusion following confirmation of fitness in recent days.

Ederson was spotted boarding Manchester City’s train service to London on Friday evening with the wider squad. However, it is expected that the Brazilian will remain ruled out of any involvement in the contest.

23-man travelling squad vs Manchester United

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Stefan Ortega, Scott Carson, True Grant

Defenders: John Stones, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanji, Kyle Walker, Josko Gvardiol, Rico Lewis, Sergio Gomez

Midfielders: Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes

Forwards: Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Jeremy Doku, Oscar Bobb, Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez

Pep Guardiola has spoken highly about his team’s attitude this week, despite already claiming the much-desired Premier League title, insisting that the Manchester City squad remain intent on securing more success.

“We arrive in a good mood, trained really well the last two or three days,” Guardiola explained during his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon. “Maybe we play bad, don’t win, I don’t know.

“But I have the feeling we’ll travel with the intention to still be there. We’re not disconnected after the Premier League. I have the feeling we’re there.”