Man United travel to London for Thursday night’s crucial Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester United meet Tottenham’s first four rivals on Thursday night, but they could do it without Bruno Fernandes.
The Reds can still cement their place in the top four with three points, but will face a Spurs side still reeling from their 6-1 humiliation at Newcastle and no doubt eager to prove a point.
Erik ten Hag was sweating over Fernandes’ fitness after injuring his ankle in the FA Cup semi-final win over Brighton. Concerns over the midfielder’s long-term absence have grown after photos of him wearing a protective boot emerged. The Portuguese international is the only serious injury picked up since the trip to Wembley, but there are still plenty of Reds in the treatment room ahead of Thursday’s game
Fernandes suffered an ankle injury in the FA Cup semi-final against Brighton and was photographed in a protective boot earlier in the week, raising concerns about his long-term availability.
Manchester United vs Manchester City FA Cup final start time confirmed
Manchester United will face Man City in the FA Cup final at Wembley on 3 June.
Dozens of Manchester fans will travel to London for the big game.
The last FA Cup final, which started at 3pm, was Man City’s victory over Stoke in 2011.
The Football Association has announced that the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Manchester United will start at 3pm on 3rd June.
The show will kick off for the first time in 12 years at 3pm when the two Manchester rivals meet at Wembley.
“The 2022-23 Emirates FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Manchester United kicks off at 3pm,” the FA said in a statement. “The first FA Cup final between Manchester clubs will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 3 June.
The winning and losing clubs in the final will receive £2,000,000 and £1,000,000 respectively from the competition prize pool.
The move was welcomed by traditionalists and supporters at both clubs, many of whom said they would have to drive through London to catch the final train to Manchester if police allowed the match to start that night. I wouldn’t have had to. The FA Cup final has been played at night since 2012 when Chelsea’s Liverpool match was postponed to 5:15pm to avoid a conflict with the final round of the Premier League. Earliest since 4:45pm.
Manchester City won his FA Cup with the final kick-off at 3pm and his 1-0 victory over Stoke City, with Yaya Toure scoring the winning goal in his 74th minute . If the game started later in the day, I had to run back in time to catch the last train to Manchester.