Manchester United vs Manchester City FA Cup Final preview

Manchester United vs Manchester City FA Cup Final preview

This weekend will see the first-ever Manchester Derby FA Cup Final take place. Pep Guardiola's treble-chasing Manchester City will take on Erik ten Hag's resurgent Manchester United side at Wembley on Saturday.

The game itself should be spectacular, and there are several storylines set to unfold. Manchester City can complete the second part of a potential treble with a win over their red neighbors, while United, who achieved a treble in 1999, can halt City's quest for immortality.

Ten Hag's side also has the opportunity to secure a domestic double with a victory over City, having already won the Carabao Cup this season.

Here is a full preview of the game.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Josep 'Pep' Guardiola, manager of Manchester City,  (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)

Where is it on?

Wembley London

When is it on?

Saturday, June 3

What time is kick-off?


What TV Station will show the game?

BBC One from 1:50pm and ITV1 from 2:05pm.

Who is the referee?

Paul Tierney

What happened the last time sides met

United won 2-1 at Old Trafford

Head-2-Head record

Head-to-Head stats

Matches: 20

Manchester City: 09

Manchester United: 09

Draws: 02


odds can be found here 

How did they get here


Third round: Manchester City 4-0 Chelsea

Fourth round: Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal

Fifth round: Bristol City 0-3 Manchester City

Quarter-finals: Manchester City 6-0 Burnley

Semi-finals: Manchester City 3-0 Sheffield United

Manchester United

Third round: Manchester United 3-1 Everton

Fourth round: Manchester United 3-1 Reading

Fifth round: Manchester United 3-1 West Ham

Quarter-finals: Manchester United 3-1 Fulham

Semi-finals: Manchester United 7-6 on penalties Brighton

How many FA Cups does each side have?

Manchester City (6): 1903–04, 1933–34, 1955–56, 1968–69, 2010–11, 2018–19

Manchester United (12): 1908–09, 1947–48, 1962–63, 1976–77, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2015–16

Predicted lineups

Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake; Stones, Rodri; Bernardo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Sancho, Fernandes, Garnacho; Rashford

Injury news 

Man City's De Bruyne, Grealish, Dias, and Akanji are doubtful for the FA Cup final after missing the Brentford match due to minor injuries or fitness concerns.

Ake is in contention to keep his place, while Stones is set to return alongside Rodri in a midfield role.

Guardiola faces a decision between Ederson and Ortega for the goalkeeper position.

Gundogan is expected to return in midfield, and Silva, Foden, and Mahrez will compete for the right wing spot. Haaland will lead the line for City.

Man United's Martial, Martinez, Sabitzer, van de Beek, and Heaton are all unavailable due to injuries.

Antony may recover in time for the final, but Garnacho and Sancho are likely to play on the flanks.

Shaw is fit to return, and Varane will partner Lindelof in central defense.

Rashford and Casemiro are expected to start, with Fernandes and either Eriksen or Fred in midfield.

What have the managers said?

Ten Hag: "I have played many cup finals in the Netherlands as a player and as a coach and they were always fantastic experiences.

"In the Netherlands, we have De Kuip and it's a special place to be. But Wembley is probably the best stadium in the world and to be there in a cup final is really exciting."

Pep Guardiola: "It's the final of the FA Cup and it's a pleasure to be here. It's a final so nothing else.

It should be good for us if we have to think about what we have to do to win one game - nothing changes to anlyse the strength of our opponents and thew weaknesses they have. It's a football game, we can;t control what happens outside."