Why Casemiro wasn't in Manchester United team or bench for FA Cup final vs Man City

Casemiro withdrew from the Manchester United squad for the FA Cup final after he aggravated an injury during his warm-up in the dressing room.

The Brazilian was listed among the United substitutes in teamsheets handed out at Wembley but United's social channels omitted Casemiro and had Willy Kambwala down as a substitute instead.

United sources say Casemiro was not fully fit heading into the weekend and he will sit out the final with a muscular injury.

It is understood United made the late change to their bench after they submitted their 20-man squad at 1.45pm. The teams were confirmed at 2pm.

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United manager Erik ten Hag named a 22-man travelling squad, which indicated an outfield player had a fitness issue going into the game.

Sofyan Amrabat, who has started the last three games, continues in central midfield alongside Kobbie Mainoo.

Casemiro, 32, is midway through a four-year contract and could be sold in the summer amid interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia.

The former Real Madrid linchpin had started seven successive matches at centre back before the FA Cup final.