United cup double

An FA Cup quarter-final double-header awaits!

Saturday 18 March 2023 14:11

Both Manchester United men and women are vying for a place in the semi-final of the FA Cup this weekend.

While the men's team are at home, our women's team will be travelling down to the south coast for an early-afternoon kick-off. 

Marc Skinner's side will get the ball rolling against Lewes at 12:30 GMT, while Erik ten Hag's men welcome Fulham to Old Trafford for a 16:30 GMT start. 

A win for our women's team will see them reach the team's furthest point in the competition since reforming in 2018, while the men are aiming for a 30th FA Cup semi-final. 

Press conference part one | United v Fulham Video

Press conference part one | United v Fulham

Press conference | Erik discusses our FA Cup tie v Fulham, Rashy's form, Andreas Pereira and facing Sevilla...

It is the third time Ten Hag’s team have reached the quarter-finals of a cup competition this season, the most recent of which came on Thursday evening in the Europa League

“We have to set a winning culture,” the boss told the media in his pre-Fulham press conference on Friday afternoon. 

“We are Manchester United, we have to win all the games [and] we have to compete in all the leagues.

“That is the mentality; the mentality is when you go into a game you have to win it.”

United Women play a side that are a league below, but despite that, Reds head coach Skinner says his side have no intention of underestimating Sunday’s opponents, saying: “We’ll prepare for Lewes, we’ve looked at all of their games, how they play, how we can play against them. 

“What that does is takes away that ‘banana skin’ potential; anyone on their day can get fortune or have some good play and get luck in moments. 

“But what we have to do is create enough momentum in the game, enough positions for us to score and that is a part of playing against any opponent, it doesn’t matter if it’s Lewes or not.”
Skinner's pre-match press conference | Lewes (A) Video

Skinner's pre-match press conference | Lewes (A)

Marc Skinner reflects on the Chelsea game before previewing another long away trip, to Lewes in the Women's FA Cup...

We're one of three clubs with both our men's and women's teams both in the last eight of the respective competitions, joined only by neighbouring rivals Manchester City and Brighton.

In the UK, action from the women's game will be shown live on the BBC iPlayer, while ITV will be airing the men's fixture later on. 

As well as that, coverage from both games can be found in the United App and on ManUtd.com


While the men’s team go on an international break after this FA Cup weekend, United Women will be in action at the Theatre of Dreams next Saturday, 25 March, in a vital Women’s Super League match against West Ham United (kick-off 17:30 GMT).

Tickets are priced at just £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. To book your seats and support our push for the WSL title in person, head to manutd.com/tickets.