Manchester City vs Manchester United…..
(News investigators)City are desperate to scratch their Champions League itch and lay their hands on a first European Cup but Ruben Dias says it is imperative they put Inter Milan firmly to one side and focus solely on overcoming United.
“We’ve not done anything yet,” the City defender said. “We definitely know what we’re going for and we really want it. But we know if we start to think too far ahead then it will kill us. Our heads are on training. Little by little, we think. Just think and do it.
“Having a bit of tension in these games is what makes you run more, makes you make a bigger effort and reach your best level. It’s good that all of us know how to manage it well.”
Asked which is the bigger game, Dias said: “The next one and the next one is United. Our best chance of beating United is just by being Manchester City. It’ll be a tight game. A final is a final, it’ll always be tight – whatever the odds.
“It’s a special competition for all of us and a special competition for the country. We want to win it very much. We’ll celebrate it if we do [win it] and then we’ll think about what is coming because we are still not finished.”
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 is due to be staged at Wembley Stadium in London.
What time does the FA Cup final kick-off?
The FA Cup final is back to its traditional 3pm kick-off for the first time in more than a decade, after police deemed it a “high-risk” fixture.
Although security and logistical advice is understood to be the main factor driving decisions for the first Manchester derby final, an earlier kick-off will also please fans of both clubs who are making the 170-mile journey.
The last 3pm FA Cup final kick-off was in 2011 but concerns have been raised at the higher risk of disorder associated with later start times.
The final is in June rather than the usual mid-May date after club football was pushed back this season to accommodate a winter World Cup.
This means a date clash with the Epsom Derby, which is also being screened by ITV and is now set to start at 1.30, before the FA Cup final.