Ten Hag aim to avoid treble burden when FA Cup final hosts local rivals at Wembley: kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Manchester United will be looking to end the charge by rivals Man City to replicate their iconic treble in the FA Cup final next month.

The Red Devils are looking to secure their second piece of silverware in Erik ten Hag’s first season, but an added priority will be preventing their neighbors from getting a chance to match their 1999 win.


Man City have already won a trophy of a possible treble


Rivals United could lift a double of their own after their Carabao Cup triumph

Pep Guardiola’s City have already lifted the Premier League title and continue to compete for both the Champions League and the FA Cup.

The current FA Cup holders are Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, but the Reds were knocked out by Brighton in the fourth round.

And now we are left with Man City and Man United.

City easily dispatched Sheffield United 3-0 in the quarter-final, while the Red Devils beat Brighton 7-6 on penalties after drawing 0-0 in the other semi-final.


Will it be Man City or Man United lifting the trophy?

Man City vs Man United: talkSPORT coverage

The 2022/23 FA Cup final will take place on Saturday 3 June.

Kick-off at Wembley is scheduled for 3:00pm, the first time since 2011 that this match has been played at that time.

talkSPORT will have live coverage from London, hosted by Adrian Durham.

The comments come from Jim Proudfoot, former Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce and former England defender Micky Gray.


Riyad Mahrez’s hat-trick ensured City reached the FA Cup final and kept hopes of a treble alive.

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FA Cup final: what has been said?

Guardiola, City coach: “I’m starting to think about the Treble if we can go to Istanbul” [host city of the Champions League final] With two titles in my pocket, I will concede if we win one more title, we will.

“Look at United, it was once in a lifetime in the UK and the way they won the Camp Nou against Bayern Munich, I was there.

“It’s so difficult to do it, the last two finals we have will be terribly difficult.

“I know that United want to avoid it and Inter Milan is Inter Milan, so step by step.”


Guardiola has overseen a dominant period in the Premier League

United manager Ten Hag on possibly beating City: “We’ll give it our all and when I say everything, that’s it, more than 100 per cent you can’t do, the fans can trust that. We want to give that against City, we want to give that to the fans.

“I understand, of course, the feelings of the fans on this.

“We will do everything possible to give them the second trophy: everything I have, everything the team has, everything the staff have, we will give everything to achieve it.

“We can do it, because we show it. Although it is not easy, it is a great team, but we also have a great team”.


Victor Lindelof scored the winning penalty to seal Man United’s place in the FA Cup final

FA Cup: Paths to the final

manchester city

  • Third round: Manchester City 4-0 Chelsea
  • Fourth round: Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal
  • Round five: Bristol City 0-3 Man City
  • Quarter-final: Man City 6-0 Burnley
  • Semi-finals: Man City 3-0 Sheffield United

manchester united

  • Third round: Manchester United 3-1 Everton
  • Round four: Man United 3-1 Reading
  • Round five: Man United 3-1 West Ham
  • Quarter-final: Man United 3-1 Fulham
  • Semi-finals: Brighton 0-0 (6-7 on penalties) Man United

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