How to watch and follow the FA Cup final

Wednesday 31 May 2023 07:00

Manchester United take on Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, as both sides strive to lift the Emirates FA Cup.

It's the first-ever time that the FA Cup final will be contested by both Manchester clubs, and it is also an opportunity for the Reds to lift our second piece of silverware of the season, following the Carabao Cup success in February.

United defeated Brighton at the national stadium in the semi-finals, on penalties, to reach the showcase finale, and will be looking for a similarly positive outcome this weekend - although spot-kicks would be nerve-shredding for everyone in attendance!

Prior to the match, get the lowdown on the team news, broadcasting information and more...


As we build-up to the clash with City, MUTV will be streaming two exclusive pre-match shows, live from Wembley!

On Friday evening (18:00 - 19:00 BST) we will bring you live coverage from the national stadium while on the day of the game (Saturday 3 June) we will be live from 10:00 - 10:30 BST.

Stay tuned on and in our app - these shows are not to be missed.


The final is set to kick off at the traditional time of 15:00 BST, with both BBC One and ITV 1 broadcasting the fixture in the UK.

MUTV's Match Day Live show, streaming from Wembley, will commence at 13:30 BST and you can watch it on and in our app.

For those unable to view the match live, our Match Centre - also accessible via our website and app - will bring you exclusive build-up, live updates, and post-match reaction, with radio commentary being available to listen to throughout the contest with City.


From Sunday at 12:00 BST, you will be able to view all durations of our highlights, from two minutes to the full 90.

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For United, the latest worry is Antony, who was stretchered off during the 4-1 win over Chelsea in our penultimate Premier League match of the season. Erik ten Hag issued an update on the Brazilian in his pre-match interview with BBC, prior to our final league game of the season against Fulham on Sunday.

"We think it's not too bad," he said. "He probably will be available for the cup final next week."

Lisandro Martinez, Donny van de Beek and Marcel Sabitzer are all ruled out for our final fixture of the 2022/23 season.

From a City perspective, Pep Guardiola is sweating on the fitness of Manuel Akanji, Jack Grealish, Ruben Dias and Kevin De Bruyne, who all played no part in their final league fixture of the season, the 1-0 loss at Brentford.

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This is not only the first FA Cup final between United and City, it is the first major final between the two clubs in our history.

The Reds have won five of our last six FA Cup meetings with Man City, most recently a 3-2 away win in January 2012. The only exception in that run was a semi-final victory for Man City in 2010-11.

Manchester United are contesting our 21st FA Cup final, the joint-most of any side in the history of the competition along with Arsenal. We've won the trophy 12 times.

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