The 2023 FA Cup Final will be held this weekend between Manchester City and Manchester United. Manchester City will continue their quest for a European treble this weekend when they face rivals Manchester United at the FA Cup final on Saturday. City hasn’t been in the FA Cup final for three long years, which is a long time given their dominance domestically. United returns to Wembley in the final after being beaten by Antonio Conte and Chelsea during the 2017-18 season.
City enters this match on the back of a Premier League victory, having won the trophy for a third time in the last six years. Manchester United has been in turmoil since Erik ten Haag was brought in to try and bring the Red Devils back to glory.
The Red Devils are looking to win more hardware in Erik Ten Hag’s debut season as Manchester United manager. They have reached their first FA Cup Final since 2018 and hope to do so again. United has struggled since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013. This is despite their stellar FA Cup record. United already has Wembley glory in 2022-23 with Ten Hag, thanks to the Carabao Cup Final victory over Newcastle in February 2023.
How many FA Cup trophies have been won?
Arsenal has won the FA Cup 14 times. The Gunners won their first FA Cup under Herbert Chapman in 1930, a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town. This victory kicked off a dominating period in the 1930s for the club, which saw them capture five league titles, and a second FA Cup win in 1937.
Arsene Werner was the manager of seven of the eight trophies won by Arsenal between 1998 and 2020. Wenger, with his seven FA Cup wins, is the most decorated manager of the competition. He is also the only Arsenal manager to have won it more than once.
How many FA Cups have Manchester United won in total?
Manchester United has the opportunity to catch up to Arsenal with just one FA Cup victory. Red Devils will match Arsenal’s record of 21 FA Cup Finals at the weekend, as they have won 12 FA Cups. Five of these wins were under Sir Alex Ferguson and their last victory came in Louis Van Gaal’s final match in charge in 2016, a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in extra time.
United has finished runners-up in their last three FA Cup finals, aside from the victory over Palace. Man Utd will have more FA Cup losses than any other team if they lose to Man City. The Red Devils’ victory will be the first time they have won both domestic cups, after already winning the League Cup in this season.