In a historic first for English football, this year’s FA Cup final will feature an all-Manchester clash between United and City. The announcement came after United secured their return trip to Wembley on Sunday night, beating Brighton 7-6 on penalties. The game was an open affair from start to finish, with both sides giving a good account of themselves. It was a crucial win for United, following their disappointing 3-0 exit from the Europa League. The Red Devils have not appeared in an FA Cup final since their loss to Chelsea in 2018, while City’s last appearance was in 2019 when they went on to win the trophy against Watford.
United have won the FA Cup 12 times over the years, with their last triumph coming in the 2016/17 season. Meanwhile, City will be looking to claim their seventh victory. The crucial penalty that sent United to their second final this season – having already won the EFL Cup Final back in February – was scored by Victor Lindelöf. It was also the first time in the competition’s 152-year history that United won a penalty shootout.
City, meanwhile, has another important game coming up this Wednesday as they take on Arsenal. The City Boss has called on fans to show their support by turning up in full voice. If City manages to win this match, it will be a huge boost to their hopes of retaining the Premier League title.
On 3 June, both halves of Manchester will return to Wembley Stadium for what is sure to be an epic FA Cup final. This is a momentous occasion that is sure to be eagerly anticipated by football fans around the world.