What time is it and what TV channel is it on?

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Erik ten Hag has vowed his side will “give everything” to dent Manchester City’s Treble bid and secure a second piece of silverware this season.

United overcame Brighton on penalties after a 0-0 draw at Wembley on Sunday to stage their first all-Manchester FA Cup final on 3 June.

Ten Hag is a candidate to add the FA Cup to the Carabao Cup already won in his first season on the bench at Old Trafford. But victory over City would also prevent City from matching United’s success in 1999 by winning a treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League title.

“We will give everything and when I say everything, that’s everything,” said the United manager. “So the fans can rely on that – that we will give it and we will do it against every opponent.

“But, obviously, we want to give it against City. We want to give the fans that, for sure.

City, who beat Sheffield United to reach the cup final, can take a significant step towards a fifth league title in six seasons by defeating leaders Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday to face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.

Ten Hag, whose side beat City 2-1 in the league in January, admitted his side will need to play “the perfect match” to beat Pep Guardiola’s men again.

“We are proof, proof that we can beat them, but then we have to play the perfect match,” he said. “I think that [in January] it was the perfect match we’ve played this season, but we have to start over.”

When is the FA Cup Final?

The FA Cup Final will take place on Saturday 3 June 2023.

Where is the FA Cup Final?

The final will be played at Wembley Stadium.

What time does the FA Cup Final start?

The FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Manchester City is set to return to the traditional 3pm kick-off for the first time in more than a decade.

Confirmation is expected on Wednesday afternoon but, after 12 years of effectively being a prime time event starting around 5pm, talks between the Football Association and the Metropolitan Police have moved towards agreeing on an earlier start time .

While safety and logistical advice are believed to be the main factor driving decisions for the first Manchester derby final, an early kick-off will also satisfy fans of both clubs as they make the 170-mile journey.

The last FA Cup Final kick-off at 3pm was in 2011, but concerns have been raised about the higher risk of disorder associated with delayed start times. The final will not be played until 3 June instead of the usual mid-May date after club football was postponed this season to host a winter World Cup.

This means a clash of dates with Derby, also being projected by ITV and now expected to start after the FA Cup Final. A half-time start has also been speculated for the horse racing. Broadcasters and sponsors have favored later start times for the FA Cup Final, but the FA’s priority must be safety and police advice, particularly following the mess that so marred the Euro 2021 final.

The atmosphere at the FA Cup Final is sure to be charged with emotion, with City potentially well on their way to emulating Manchester United’s historic 1999 Treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

City take on Arsenal on Wednesday night for what promises to be a Premier League title decider before facing reigning champions Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final. The winner of the Milan derby, between AC and Inter, will await City or Real in the final in Istanbul on 10 June, scheduled for the week after the FA Cup final.

Which TV channel is the FA Cup Final broadcast on?

This year the BBC and ITV have shared the broadcast rights to the FA Cup and the final will be shown on both channels.

Manchester City’s journey to the final

Manchester United’s journey to the final

Latest odds

Manchester City: 7/19

Manchester United: 5/1

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