United reach the FA Cup final

Sunday 21 April 2024 19:11

Manchester United have progressed into the Emirates FA Cup final for the second successive season, following Sunday’s semi-final victory over Coventry City.

The Reds edged past the Sky Blues on penalties after an eventful 120 minutes at the national stadium on Sunday afternoon, to set up a rematch of last year's final, against Manchester City.

This year's showpiece event under the arch is set to take place on Saturday 25 May.

Having never faced City in the FA Cup final before last season, the two teams are now set to go head-to-head again next month, for the right to lift the prestigious trophy.

The Blues came out on top in the 2023 meeting, triumphing 2-1 last June, when Ilkay Gundogan scored either side of a Bruno Fernandes penalty. 

United will be bidding to get one back on our neighbours, as we pursue a 13th silverware success in the competition, on the weekend after our final Premier League game of the term, away to Brighton.

The kick-off time is set to be confirmed in due course.
Our road to the Wembley final began away from home in the North West, where the Reds defeated League One outfit Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the third round, thanks to a goal from Diogo Dalot and a penalty from Fernandes.

The latter was also on the scoresheet in round four, when Ten Hag’s men defeated fourth-tier side Newport County 4-2 in South Wales. Kobbie Mainoo, Antony and Rasmus Hojlund were all on target too, as United secured a passage to the last 16, despite being pegged back to 2-2.

A run of away ties continued in round five with a midweek trip to Nottingham Forest, where Casemiro’s 89th-minute winner set up what would become a memorable quarter-final bout with Liverpool at Old Trafford.

And that, of course, was a 4-3 win settled by Amad’s dramatic extra-time winner at the Stretford End, after McTominay, Antony and Marcus Rashford had all netted in a back-and-forth cup classic.

Report: Coventry 3 United 3 (2-4 on pens)


Our rundown of a dramatic Emirates FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium, where the Reds prevailed on penalties.

Sunday’s victory over Coventry means United will be heading back to Wembley in a little over a month’s time, and ensures that both our men’s and women’s team have both reached the respective FA Cup finals in each of the last two seasons. 

United Women are set to face Tottenham – the same opponents that we drew 2-2 with in the league on Sunday - under the arch on 12 May. Tickets for that clash are on sale now.