Erik ten Hag has promised that his side will “give everything” to dent Manchester City’s treble bid and secure a second piece of silverware this season.
United overcame Brighton in a tense penalty shoot-out after a 0-0 draw at Wembley on Sunday to set up a first all-Manchester FA Cup final on June 3.
Ten Hag will be bidding to add the FA Cup to the Carabao Cup already won in his first season in charge at Old Trafford. But victory over City would also stop City from equalling United’s achievement of 1999 in winning a treble of Premier League title, FA Cup and Champions League.
“We will give everything and when I say everything, that is everything,” the United manager said. “So the fans can rely on that – that we will give it and do it against every opponent.
“But, of course, we want to give that 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 and face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.
Ten Hag, whose side beat City 2-1 in the league in January, admitted his team will have to play “the perfect game” to beat Pep Guardiola’s men again.
“We are proof, proof that we could beat them but then we have to play the perfect game,” he said. “I think that [in January] was the perfect game we played this season but we have to go again.”
When is the FA Cup final?
The FA Cup final will take place on Saturday, June 3 2023.
Where is the FA Cup final?
The final will take place at Wembley Stadium.
What time does the FA Cup final kick-off?
The kick-off time is still to be confirmed. Last year’s kick-off time was 4.45pm BST.
What TV channel is the FA Cup final on?
This year the BBC and ITV have shared the broadcast rights for the FA Cup and the final will be shown on both channels.
Manchester City’s road to the final
Manchester United’s road to the final
Manchester City: 7/19
Manchester United: 5/1