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Don’t miss the 2023 English FA Cup Final preview

Manchester United vs Manchester City clash in 2023 the English FA Cup Finals

Published on 02 Jun 2023

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What better game can you ask for than a Manchester Derby for an English FA Cup final? Welcome to the exciting world of football as we prepare for the 2023 English FA Cup Finals, which are eagerly awaited. As Manchester City and United get ready to compete for the ultimate prize at Wembley Stadium, the scene is set, the tension is tangible, and the energy is electric. This legendary competition has enthralled spectators for over a century by showcasing the finest English football and delivering some of the most memorable moments in the game’s annals. Let’s study the path, strategies, key players, and all the components that make this magnificent event a spectacle that captivates the hearts of millions as we dive into the preview of this year’s FA Cup Finals.

When is the English FA Cup Final?

  • Match: Manchester City Vs Manchester United
  • Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
  • Time: 15:00 BST (British Summer Time)
  • Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, UK
  • Referee: Paul Tierney
  • Live Stream: United Kingdom: BT Sport, BBC One, and ITV1; United States of America: ESPN+

Man City Vs Man United FA Cup Final Preview

Besides sharing the same city, these two teams have quite a history; Manchester United has a solid history in the Premier League as they dominated the 2000s. However, since 2010, Manchester City has put its name on the map. Their dominance has been particularly evident in the Premier League. Here’s a preview of how these two teams booked their spot in the 2023 FA Cup Final.

Manchester City

Since they won the Premier League title in the 2011-2012 season to end a 44-year wait for a top-flight title, Manchester City has dominated the Premier League. They just recently won their third-straight Premier League title, a testimony of their dominance under gaffer Pep Guardiola; let’s look at the Premier League Champions’ path to the FA Cup final.

  • City defeated Chelsea 4-0 at home in the FA Cup opener for their team at the Etihad Stadium. They advanced to the fourth round and defeated 14-time FA Cup champions Arsenal 1-0.
  • At Ashton Gate Stadium, City defeated Bristol City 3-0 in the fifth round to go to the quarterfinals. Manchester City returned to Etihad Stadium in the quarterfinals and defeated Burnley, managed by former player Vincent Kompany, 6-0.
  • Wembley Stadium hosted the semi-final match, which pitted City against Sheffield United. City defeated their opponent 3-0 to advance to the 2023 English FA Cup final.

Manchester United

United has struggled since Sir Alex Fergusen left the reigns as Manager in 2013. They have had a series of Managerial appointments since then. However, they finally got it right with the appointment of Dutch nationale Erik Ten Hag. United finished third in the Premier League this season, won the EFL Carabao Cup, made it to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, and is in the 2023 FA Cup Finals. They are on the path to greatness with so many immense talents in the squad. Here’s how the red devils made it to the finals.

  • United defeated Everton 3-1 at Old Trafford to begin their FA Cup campaign. In the fourth round, they defeated Reading at home, 3-1.
  • In the fifth round, they overcame West Ham United once more by a score of 3-1 to secure their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. In the quarterfinals, Fulham was on the receiving end as they suffered a 3-1 loss to United, marking United’s fourth straight 3-1 win in the FA Cup.
  • In the semifinals, they faced Brighton & Hove Albion. After extra time, United and Brighton fought for a scoreless stalemate that had to be decided on penalties; United prevailed 7-6 to book a spot in the English league cup final 2023.

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Man City Vs Man United FA Cup Final Expected Lineup

Manchester United

  • GK: David De Gea
  • LB: Luke Shaw
  • CB: Raphael Varane
  • CB: Victor Lindelof
  • RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka
  • CDM: Casemiro
  • CM: Christian Eriksen
  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes
  • LM: Alejandro Garnacho
  • RM: Jadon Sancho
  • ST: Marcus Rashford

Manchester United Team News: Antony, Lisandro Martinez, Marcel Sabitzer, and Donny van de Baek are listed out for this game.

Manchester City

  • GK: Ederson
  • CB: Manuel Akanji
  • CB: Ruben Dias
  • CB: Kyle Walker
  • CDM: Rodri
  • CDM: John Stones
  • LM: Jack Grealish
  • CAM: Ikay Gundogan
  • CAM: Kevin De Bruyne
  • RM: Bernardo Silva
  • ST: Erling Haaland

Manchester City Team News: Manuel Akanji, Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne, and Ruben Dias are reported doubtful for this match.

2023 FA Cup Final Predictions

This will be a tightly contested game. Pep Guardiola is going for the treble this season, and with the Premier League already in the bag, a UCL final already in the works against Inter, and an FA Cup final at hand against Manchester United, this is the best the Spaniard can get to achieve this feat with Manchester City. On the other hand, Manchester United will be looking to finish the season with two trophies in Erik Ten Haag’s first season. He has a perfect record in finals as Manchester United’s head coach. This game has the making of both teams scoring, as that has been the trend in the last three games between both teams.

Pick: Both teams to score

Odds: 1.70

This is the first time both teams are meeting in the FA Cup Final, but Manchester City is the better team on paper, and although we expect United to throw a fuzz in this game, we are backing Pep Guardiola’s side to get the job done. For more football match predictions, make sure to follow FBR.

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