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How to watch the FA Cup Final? Date, Time, TV channels and online streaming

Saturday's FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United is a repeat of last year's clash won by Pep Guardiola's side

The FA Cup final is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the British sporting calendar. It evokes memories of Jimmy Montgomery’s wonder save, Norman Whiteside’s curler, Keith Houchen’s diving header, the emotional post-Hillsborough disaster game between Liverpool and Everton, Eric Cantona’s volley, the list goes on and on.

Hoping to write another chapter in the history books this weekend are Manchester City and Manchester United. It’s a fixture that needs little extra spice adding to it but both sides have plenty riding on it. City need a win to complete back-to-back domestic doubles while, for United, it would be a strong end to a disappointing season.

Quite simply, it’s not a match you want to miss.


Date and Time

The game takes place on Saturday, May 25. It kicks off at 3pm UK BST.


Manchester City v Manchester United: TV Channels

The game is being screened in the UK by both ITV and BBC.

Alternatively, you can watch it on a betting site. Click below for your site of choice.

Bet365 Live Streaming

BetVictor Live Streaming

Unibet Live Streaming

BoyleSports Live Streaming


The Key Battles

If you were to choose your combined XI, it is doubtful there’d be a single Manchester United player involved. And that means the Red Devils are going to need some big performances from their big-name players for them to stand any chance.

Marcus Rashford, for example, has a point to prove. Left out of England’s provisional Euro 2024 squad this week, what better opportunity to show Gareth Southgate he was wrong than to play well at Wembley.

And then there is Bruno Fernandes, United’s heartbeat. A captain’s display from the Portugal midfielder could pave the way for a major shock.

City are in a strong position. No real injury concerns, bar goalkeeper Ederson, and with all their star men firing, they look a formidable side.

Haaland has regained his touch in front of goal, Kevin De Bruyne has grown into the season after a long injury lay-off while Phil Foden continues to shine, even among the talent around him.

They also possess boss Pep Guardiola, who is unlikely to lose the tactical battle against Erik ten Hag.


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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.