Previous FA Cup meetings
1891/92 Newton Heath 5 Manchester City 1 (first qualifying round)
1925/26 United 0 City 3 (semi-final)
1954/55 City 2 United 0 (fourth round)
1969/70 United 3 City 0 (fourth round)
1986/87 United 1 City 0 (third round)
1995/96 United 2 City 1 (fifth round)
2003/04 United 4 City 2 (fifth round)
This feature first appeared in the latest edition of Inside United.
To whet your appetite for Saturday's derby, here's a look at four memorable FA Cup clashes against our Blue neighbours.
This weekend's Wembley blockbuster will only be the eighth time United and City have met in the FA Cup (once in a qualifying round). You’ve got to go back to pre-decimalisation days to find the last time we were short-changed by the neighbours, in the 1954/55 season. The overall count stands at five wins to two in our favour as we go head-to-head this time round. To help you prepare, we’ve picked out four cross-town Cup classics…
United 0 City 3
Semi-final, Bramall Lane, 27.03.26
No semi-final pairing of heavyweights, this one, but the first meeting with the neighbours in a shirt bearing a United crest. The Reds, managed by John Chapman, had adjusted comfortably to top-flight life again following promotion, with City nailed to the bottom of the rack. A gimme for United, surely? Wrong. Here lies an early lesson that the bigger the favourites you are, the more you have to watch your back. The formbook was torn up and tossed violently out of the window as City, weathering an early storm,