How cup-final day will pan out at Wembley

Friday 02 June 2023 15:16

Cup-final days are always special and Saturday promises to move things up another level, with the world's focus on the Manchester derby at Wembley.

Here is how the big day is promising to pan out.

Watch our exclusive pre-match interview with manager Erik ten Hag on and the United App from 7:00 BST to get you in the mood for the occasion.

We'll also hear from Scott McTominay before MUTV's breakfast show starts at 10:00 BST, which you can watch live on our platforms. Fans can also sign up for a free trial of the official club channel, as we capture all the excitement and anticipation from the national stadium.

Once you've made your United Predictions, the nerves will really be starting to jangle. MUTV's build-up programme begins at 13:30 BST.

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Fans attending the match can pick up the flags and bucket hats from their seats, special gifts from the club as a way of saying thanks for the support.

If you're watching from afar, you can still shop our cup-final range, with some amazing discounts in place.

Remember that viewers in the UK can watch the game live on ITV, ITVX, UTV, STV, STV Player, BBC One and BBC iPlayer, while our own radio commentary is available via the United App and

The two teams will be announced an hour before kick-off so, at 14:00 BST, check the United App to see which XI Ten Hag has selected for the big game.

The pre-match show at Wembley features performances from the Massed Bands of the Royal Corps of Army Music and DJ Jeremiah Asiamah. The military band's routine includes their version of the iconic hymn Abide with Me, while look out for club anthems Blue Moon and This is the One during the DJ set.

United legend Sir Alex Ferguson and former City forward Mike Summerbee will bring the matchball out onto the pitch and the presentation party will be led by the FA president, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. The national governing body's chair, Debbie Hewitt MBE, Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark KBE and the FA Challenge Cup committee's chair Neil Bausor will meet the two teams, in time-honoured fashion.

Jasmine Faulkner is performing the national anthem and a British Sign Language interpreter will provide translations of this and other moments during the final.

At half-time, Edward Simpson is continuing his quest to take 100 penalty kicks in 100 different locations. The young United fan will aim to beat Fred the Red from the spot, while Jeremiah Asiamah continues with another live DJ set.

Of course, we have no idea of what is going to happen in terms of the game itself but we do know the Reds will be wearing black shorts and black socks, as the away team on the day.

And we can guarantee Erik's men will receive the unequivocal backing of our army of supporters, both inside the stadium and around the world.

Let us all hope it is a game to be cherished and remembered for years to come - whatever happens, our club channels will provide extensive and exclusive post-match coverage following the final whistle.