FA Cup Final 2023: Match details, preview, and TV coverage

The oldest competition in football will crown a new team on Saturday, but we already know where the trophy is heading. Manchester will host the 142nd FA Cup final, but there is still one question: will the ribbons attached to the trophy be Red or Blue?

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It will be the first time in history that a Manchester Derby will happen in a cup final (excluding the Community Shield), making it a very special occasion. Alongside the bragging rights, both clubs' supporters have high expectations for their teams. Here is the key information about the game and what is at stake for each club.

Manchester City: History in the Making

The 2022/2023 English Premier League champions are vying for their second trophy, aiming to achieve what would be a historic Treble. The Sky Blues have the opportunity to become the second English team, after Manchester United in 1998/1999, to win the Premier League, the Cup, and the UEFA Champions League, securing a place among the pantheon of English football teams.

Their journey to Wembley began with a convincing 4-0 win against Chelsea. They then eliminated the Premier League runners-up, Arsenal, with a 1-0 victory. In the Round of 16, they triumphed over Bristol City with a 3-0 scoreline, followed by a 6-0 win against Burnley in the quarter-finals. In the semi-final, they faced Sheffield United and emerged victorious with a 3-0 win.

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Read Our Full Man City vs Man Utd Preview and Predictions

This is the first time since Everton in 1965/1966 that a team has reached the FA Cup final without conceding a single goal. If Guardiola's players manage to keep a clean sheet, they will be the first team since Bury in 1902/1903 to win the FA Cup without conceding a single goal.

Manchester City XI (probable): Ederson | Akanji – Ruben Dias – Walker | Rodri – Stones | Grealish – Kevin de Bruyne – Gündogan – Bernardo Silva | Haaland

Questionable: Nathan Aké, Ruben Dias, Jack Grealish, Kevin de Bruyne.

Manchester United: The Devils’ Rebirth

After their victory in the League Cup earlier this year against Newcastle, the Red Devils are now aiming to make history by becoming the first Manchester United team to win both domestic cups in the same year.

They undoubtedly want to be the ones who prevented Manchester City from achieving The Treble, thus remaining the only club to have ever accomplished it in English Football history.

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Winning the FA Cup for the first time in 7 years would also be a significant achievement for United, signaling that their rebuilding process is starting to bear fruit.

Manchester United XI (probable): De Gea | Luke Shaw – Lindelöf – Varane – Wan-Bissaka | Eriksen – Casemiro – Bruno Fernandes | Sancho – Rashford – Antony

Questionable: Antony

Out: Martial, Lisandro Martinez, Donny van de Beek, and Marcel Sabitzer.

Key Information

Manchester City vs Manchester United

Wembley Stadium, London

June 3rd 2023 – 15:00 BST

TV Coverage

For those wondering how to watch the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United, find the key information below.

United Kingdom & Ireland: BBC One | ITV 1 UK


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