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What channel is FA Cup final? Man United vs. Man City start time, TV schedule | Sporting News United Kingdom

Manchester City, fresh off their fourth consecutive Premier League title, aim for their eighth FA Cup and a consecutive double. To reach the final, City defeated Huddersfield, Tottenham, Luton, Newcastle, and Chelsea, with a late Bernardo Silva goal sealing their semifinal win.

Manchester United, needing a win to secure European football after finishing eighth, have struggled defensively, conceding eight goals in their last five games. Their FA Cup journey included victories over Wigan, Newport County, Nottingham Forest, Liverpool, and a penalty shootout win against Coventry in the semifinal.

City’s attacking prowess is evident, with Erling Haaland scoring 38 goals and Phil Foden contributing 27 goals and 11 assists. United’s Bruno Fernandes and Rasmus Hojlund have each scored 15 goals in all competitions.

Recent history favours City, winning seven of the last 11 encounters since March 2020. This season, City won both league meetings, 3-0 at Old Trafford and 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium, showcasing their dominance over their rivals.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

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What time does Man United vs. Man City kick off?

This FA Cup final from Wembley Stadium kicks off on Saturday, May 25 at 3 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, May 25 10 a.m. ET
Canada Sat, May 25 10 a.m. ET
UK Sat, May 25 3 p.m. BST
India Sat, May 25 7:30 p.m IST

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Man City vs. Man United live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this FA Cup final match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

  TV channel Streaming
USA ESPN+
Canada Sportsnet Sportsnet Now
UK BBC1, ITV1, UTV, STV Scotland BBC iPlayer, ITVX, STV Player
India Sony Ten 2, 3, 4 JioTV, Sony LIV


USA: This fixture can be streamed exclusively on ESPN+.

Canada: Viewers from Canada can watch and stream this game on Sportsnet and its respective streaming service.

UK: The match will broadcast on both BBC One and ITV 1, as well as UTV in Northern Ireland and STV in Scotland, and can be streamed on BBC iPlayer along with STV and ITVX.

India: The Sony Sports Network is the place to go for the FA Cup final while Jio TV is also providing a live stream option.

If the FA Cup final is not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs offer a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favourite streaming services from any device anywhere in the world.

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Man United vs. Man City lineups, team news

United could see Lisandro Martinez return to the starting XI while Harry Maguire has been ruled out through injury.

Victor Lindelof, Mason Mount and Anthony Martial have trained this week and could be included in the 20-man matchday squad 

Erik ten Hag could revert back to the 4-2-3-1 system with Rasmus Hojlund recalled and tasked with leading the line, with Marcus Rashford settling for a spot on the bench.

Man United predicted XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): Onana (GK) — Dalot, Casemiro, Martinez, Wan-Bissaka — Mainoo, Fernandes — Diallo, McTominay, Garnacho,  — Hojlund

Man United subs (9): TBC

City are nearly at full strength heading into Wembley. While Ederson is ruled out, manager Pep Guardiola might have opted for cup specialist Stefan Ortega in goal regardless.

Mateo Kovacic and Nathan Ake, who were on the bench for the win over West Ham, will aim to impress in training to secure their spots in the lineup.

Man City predicted XI (4-1-4-1, right to left): Ortega (GK) — Walker, Dias, Stones, Gvardiol — Rodri — Silva, De Bruyne, Foden, Doku  — Haaland.

Man City subs (9): TBC