Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed why manager Erik ten Hag is leaving Fred on the bench.

Nevile also said winning the FA Cup is possible for Manchester United as long as they do not approach the final the same way Arsenal did during their Premier League match last Wednesday.

Manchester City defeated Arsenal 4-1 during a crunch encounter and would be four points clear of the current league leaders should they win their two games in hand.

Manchester City will play in the semi-finals of the Champions League, where they face Real Madrid and will take on United at Wembley at the start of June.

City now have a famous treble in their sights but Nevlle would like his former club to spoil the party for Pep Guardiola’s side.

He believed that the Red Devils could cause a major upset for Pep Guardiola’s team if they deploy the right tactics and formation.

“I think United have probably got more chances than Real Madrid in a one-off game at Wembley.

The centre-backs [Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez] will be back,” Neville told The Overlap.

“Doing what Arsenal did with the three in midfield that were attacking [was the wrong move]. We need to be a bit more [defensive].”

Speaking on why Brazil international Fred has been used sparingly in recent games, the former England international said: “He’s left Fred out for the last few months because he wants Eriksen.

“I’ve got a little bit of an insight into why Fred’s not playing, Sabitzer is playing because he can hold [the ball].”

Manchester United managed a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Sunday to keep their hopes of finishing within the top four teams alive.

Manchester City, on the other hand, beat Fulham 2-1 to leapfrog Arsenal in the title race. Arsenal will return to the top of the table with a victory over struggling Chelsea on Monday. However, Man City still have two more games to play.

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