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Man Utd forced into kit change by Man City for FA Cup final at Wembley

Rory O'Callaghan

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Man Utd forced into kit change by Man City for FA Cup final at Wembley

Manchester United will look to end the season on a high when they face bitter rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

It is the first time the two Manchester clubs have met in the showpiece event in the competition's 152-year history.

There is much more than just the trophy at stake, with City still on course for the Treble this season.

Pep Guardiola's side have already won the Premier League and are through to the Champions League final against Inter Milan.


Only United's legendary team from the 1998-1999 season have won all three competitions in the same season and Erik ten Hag will be desperate to ensure that remains the case.

City thrashed United 6-3 at the Etihad in the Premier League earlier this season before the Red Devils got their revenge with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford later in the campaign.

Ten Hag will be hoping for a similar result on Saturday as he looks to end his first season at United with two major trophies, having already claimed the Carabao Cup with victory over Newcastle in February's final.

United to change kit for FA Cup final


According to the Daily Mail, Ten Hag will stick to his 'Wembley blueprint' which worked for the win over Newcastle and the FA Cup semi-final victory over Brighton.

United will fly into London on Friday and will stay at the same hotel and train at the same facilities beforehand.


As the away team, United will have to wear black shorts instead of white - along with their red shirts and black socks, to avoid clashing with City's first-choice blue and white colours.


Ten Hag's side will have the same dressing-room as the previous two occasions, with United supporters once again situated in the east half of Wembley.

City are huge favourites heading into the match but Ten Hag believes his players are capable of causing a major upset.

"It's really enjoyable to watch Manchester City, but we have to stop them and make it our game," said Ten Hag.

"We want to win that cup. We know it's going to be tough because we're playing probably against the best team in the world in this moment, but we proved we can beat them so we have to go again. If we have great belief then anything is possible.


"The rivalry is logical and normal on both sides, but in the end you have to respect each other.

"Of course, on Saturday we will fight each other. It's a big game, the FA Cup final. Any game between United and City is huge but when it's a final it's special."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Manchester United, Football, FA Cup

Rory O'Callaghan
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