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Manchester United take on their neighbours Manchester City in the biggest Manchester derby yet at Wembley as the two teams compete for the famous trophy. Not only will Erik ten Hag’s side be looking to win their second piece of silverware of the season but they will also be fighting to end the Blues’ hopes of winning the treble. It’s a remarkable achievement that has only been achieved by one other English team, United themselves back in 1999.
It’s a hard task at the best of times given City’s remarkable form in recent months but it’s been made even tougher as United will be without up to five players. Lisandro Martinez, Marcel Sabitzer and Donny van de Beek have been ruled out for the season while Anthony Martial will also miss out with his sixth injury of the season. Fellow forward Antony is also a major doubt with the ankle injury he suffered against Chelsea. “Unlikely. Antony still [has] a chance but a really small chance,” the manager said. “He didn’t make progress, so he still has a chance but unlikely he is available.”
A near 90,000 crowd is expected at Wembley despite more national train strikes leaving tens of thousands of fans having to make alternative plans to travel to London. The game is live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, with live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds. Pep Guardiola’s City, who have already won the Premier League and face Inter Milan in the Champions League final on 10 June, need a victory to stay on course for a remarkable Treble.
But United, who have already defeated City this season, are looking to follow up their Carabao Cup triumph in February by completing a domestic cup double. “We want to win a cup, it is not about stopping them,” said United’s Dutch boss Erik ten Hag. “We have a great opportunity. Wembley is probably the best stadium in the world and to be there in the cup final is really exciting.”
Guardiola said he will play second-choice keeper Stefan Ortega, who has started all five FA Cup games this season, over first-choice Ederson. It is the first time in 12 years the FA Cup final has kicked-off at 15:00 BST – the previous occasion being Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Stoke City in 2011. Last season’s final between Liverpool and Chelsea started at 16:45. London’s Metropolitan Police has categorised the derby match as high risk and objected to a later kick-off time on security grounds.
It is also the first time the FA Cup final, traditionally played in May, has taken place in June, as a result of fixture congestion caused by the World Cup in Qatar last November and December. The showpiece is being played 70 days before the start of the 2023-24 Premier League season on Saturday, 12 August. Ahead of Manchester United’s FA Cup final showdown with Manchester City, talk of Mason Mount moving to Old Trafford is gathering momentum. The Chelsea star had previously been expected to leave Stamford Bridge for Liverpool, with Arsenal also linked. But he now looks increasingly set to become the club’s latest surprise signing in recent years…
Either Manchester City or Manchester United will bank just £3.9m for beating their cross-city rivals at Wembley in the FA Cup final. And while that will not matter to the thousands of supporters who witness the first all-Manchester final, the gap in prize money compared to the league and Champions League illustrates why the majority of top clubs no longer prioritise the game’s oldest knockout competition. In total the FA Cup ’s prize fund is worth a touch less than £20m – beginning with £375 for losers in the extra preliminary round. But that does not include broadcasting income and gate receipts, which sees both clubs receive 45% each and the remaining 10% going to the association.
City banked more than £170m for their fifth Premier League title in six years and will earn another £100m if they beat Inter Milan in next weekend’s Champions League final. United, meanwhile, made about £160m for their third-place finish in the league – but only received £100,000 for beating Newcastle in February’s EFL Cup final.