Fa cup final 2023

Manchester City and Manchester United are set to face each other in the FA Cup final 2023 for the first time in history on Saturday at Wembley Stadium. The two rivals will battle it out for the oldest trophy in football, with both teams aiming to end their season on a high.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the big game, including the team news, the form guide, the head-to-head record, the key players, and the betting tips.

Team News

Manchester City have no major injury concerns besides Nathan Ake ahead of the final, with Pep Guardiola having a fully fit squad to choose from. The City boss is expected to field his strongest XI, with Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne leading the attack. Haaland been in sensational form this season, scoring 26 goals each in the premier league alone.

Manchester United have a few doubts over some of their key players, with Anthony Martial ruled out. Lisandro Martinez, Donny van de beek and Martial Sabitzer have been ruled out of the season with injuries. Erik ten Hag will hope to Antony available for the final, as the trusts the player greatly.

Form Guide

Manchester City have been dominant this season, winning the Premier League title for the 5th time in six years and already reaching the Champions League final. They are hoping to win the treble and become just the second team to do so.

Manchester United have also had a good season, finishing third in the Premier League and winning the Carabao Cup. They have also been solid in the FA Cup and are confident of beating City.

Head-to-Head Record

The two teams have met two times this season, with each side winning once. City thrashed United 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium in October, with Haaland and Foden both scoring hat-tricks. United then beat City 2-1 at Old Trafford in December, with Rashford and Fernandes on target.

The two teams have never met in the FA Cup final before, but they have met six times in the competition overall. United have won four times and City twice. The last time they met in the FA Cup was in 2019, when City won 3-1 at Old Trafford in the semi-finals.

Key Players

Manchester City have several key players who can make a difference in the final, but none more so than Haaland and Foden. The Norwegian striker has been a revelation since joining City from Borussia Dortmund, scoring 52 goals in all competitions for his new club. He has also scored 3 goals in 3 FA Cup games this season.

Phil Foden has also been outstanding this season, scoring 15 goals and providing 8 assists in all competitions. He has also scored 3 goals and 2 assists in 4 FA Cup games this season.

Manchester United also have several key players who can make a difference in the final, but none more so than Rashford and Fernandes. The English forward has been United’s top scorer this season, scoring 30 goals and providing 11 assists in all competitions. He has also scored 1 goal and provided two assists in FA Cup games this season.

Bruno Fernandes has also been United’s best player this season, scoring 13 goals and providing 15 assists in all competitions. He has also scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists in five FA Cup season.

Predicted Lineups

United

De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Shaw, R. Varane, Casemiro, Eriksen, Antony, B. Fernandes, M. Rashford, J. Sancho

City

Ederson, M. Akanji, Rodri, J. Stones, K. Walker, B. Silva, I. Gundogan, K. De Bruyne, P. Foden, E. Haaland, R. Mahrez

When and where will the Manchester City vs Manchester United take place?

The FA Cup 2022-23 final clash between Manchester City vs Manchester United will be on Saturday, 03-06-2023, 03:00 PM (GMT) and will be played at Wembley Stadium.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Score Prediction

Man Utd 2-1 Man City

Telecast

UK – BBC Sport and ITV Sport.

USA – ESPN+

Nigeria – SuperSport

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