Manchester City’s hope of winning a treble this season may receive a boost at Wembley, should the noisy neighbours defeat Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup final.
City already won the English Premier League title and are on course to add the UEFA Champions League if they are able to defeat Inter Milan on June 10 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Also, Manchester Utd will win two titles this season should they come out victorious in Saturday’s FA Cup final, having already won the Carabao Cup during the course of the season.
Both teams will be meeting for the first time in a final in the tournament’s history, incidentally, the FA Cup is the oldest football tournament in England
Referee for the game
Top Flight referee Paul Tierney will be at the center when the two neighbours Manchester City and Manchester United meet at the Wembley stadium on Saturday.
Paul Tierney is a football referee from Wigan, Greater Manchester, who referees in the English Premier League. He first officiated in the Premier League on 30 August 2014. Tierney was promoted to the FIFA list of referees in 2018, but was removed again in 2022.
Tierney will be assisted by Neil Davies and Scott Ledger with fellow referee Peter Banks as fourth official. League Cup final referee David Coote will act as video assistant referee alongside Simon Long.
Ortega to replace Ederson in goal for City
Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, has confirmed Stefan Ortega, his second-choice goalkeeper, will start the FA Cup final against Manchester United.
Ortega has started every round of the competition for City this season and Guardiola says the German will keep his place at Ederson’s expense.
“He’s going to play yeah, it’s always like that, even in Barcelona, the keeper who has played FA Cup [stays in goal],” the City manager said.
Guardiola also said Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias and Nathan Aké were all available after minor injury problems. “They trained well in the last two days – no concerns,” Guardiola said. “They are more or less fine.”
Players out injured for Manchester United
Suffered a broken metatarsal and won’t be back in time for Saturday’s FA Cup final,
Won’t play again this season and the on-loan Bayern Munich man watched from the stands on Sunday.
Donny van de Beek
Back in training but won’t be an option until pre-season.
has also been ruled out injured and will not be available nfor Manchester United versus City final at Wembley on Saturday.
Both Club’s FA Cup History
Manchester United have won an impressive 12 FA Cup titles in their history, making them the second-most successful team in the competition’s 151-year history, bettered only by Arsenal (14).
Manchester City have won six FA Cup titles in their history, joint with Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United, with only six teams winning more FA Cups than City.
Arsenal are the most successful club in FA Cup history with 14 titles, followed by Manchester United (12), Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham (all on 8) and Aston Villa (7).