Man United dealt huge blow ahead of FA Cup final as Erik ten Hag confirms Harry Maguire is OUT of clash with Man City at Wembley

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Harry Maguire is out of the FA Cup final, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed.

Maguire has missed the last four games with a muscle problem and Ten Hag confirmed 'it didn't heal as expected'. That means Lisandro Martinez is set to partner Raphael Varane in central defence against Manchester City at Wembley after both players recovered from injury.

United also expect Mason Mount, Anthony Martial and Victor Lindelof to be available after all three players returned to training this week.

Maguire has not been in the starting line-up for any of the four cup finals United have reached during his time at the club, missing two through injury and starting the other two on the bench.

Ten Hag added: 'Harry Maguire is unavailable but for the rest, all of the players you mentioned, are available. Tomorrow final training and we make final decisions, but the way I see it now it looks good (for Mount, Martial and Lindelof and Martial).'

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Harry Maguire will miss the FA Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday

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Ten Hag must also make a decision on Marcus Rashford who has started the last two games on the bench after returning from injury, having been left out of England's provisional squad for the Euros.

'He looks good,' added Ten Hag. 'A career has ups and downs. A down can also give fuel and that is what I see in training. He will be highly motivated: speak with your feet, highly intelligent, he has had a big career, I'm sure he will get over this and get more goals.'

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