Why is Stefan Ortega starting the FA Cup final ahead of Ederson for Manchester City?

An FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United couldn’t be more delicious.

The two Premier League giants meet at Wembley Stadium with Pep Guardiola’s side on course for a stunning treble.

Pep Guardiola has given Stefan Ortega the green light to start the FA Cup final against Manchester United


Pep Guardiola has given Stefan Ortega the green light to start the FA Cup final against Manchester UnitedPhoto credit: Reuters

But there will be an unfamiliar face between the posts for City and Guardiola will step up to make a bold squad choice.

Why does Stefan Ortega start ahead of Ederson in FA Cup Final?

Guardiola shocked many fans when he decided to ditch trusted goalkeeper Ederson for the FA Cup final against Manchester United.

The Spaniard has picked 30-year-old Stefan Ortega ahead of the Brazilian.

Germany’s Ortega has played in every single round of City’s FA Cup season and helped them reach Wembley.

Ortega also played in City’s recent Premier League win over Chelsea and their 1-1 draw with Brighton.


What did Guardiola say about Ortega?

Guardiola said: “Yes, him [Ortega] will play.

“It was always the same in the cups, also with Barcelona and Munich, so he will play in the FA Cup.”

Is Ederson injured?

No, Ederson is fully fit.

He played the full 90 minutes as City lost 1-0 to Brentford on the final day of the Premier League season.


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