A look at some of the stats ahead of Saturday's Emirates FA Cup Final at Wembley

Manchester City take on rivals Manchester United in the 2023 Emirates FA Cup Final, and ahead of the showpiece we've compiled some of the key stats and facts via Opta

Tuesday 30 May 2023
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and Manchester City's Rodrigo could come face-to-face again on Saturday


● This is the first ever major final between Manchester City and Manchester United.

● United have won five of their last six FA Cup meetings with City, most recently a 3-2 away win in January 2012. The only exception in that run was a semi-final victory for Man City in 2010-11.

● This will be the third meeting between City and United at Wembley Stadium, with the other two both coming in 2011. The Citizens won an FA Cup semi-final tie 1-0, while the Red Devils won 3-2 in the Community Shield.

Manchester City v Manchester United
  • The Emirates FA Cup Final
  • 3pm BST, Saturday 3 June 2023
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE
  • Live in the UK on BBC and ITV

● This is City's 12th FA Cup final, winning six and losing five of the previous eleven. They've alternated between losing and winning in their last four, most recently beating Watford 6-0 in 2019.

● United are contesting their 21st FA Cup Final, the joint-most of any side in the history of the competition along with Arsenal. They've won the trophy 12 times, with their eight final defeats the joint-most of any side along with Chelsea and Everton.

● Following their Premier League title win, City could win the league and FA Cup double for the second time in their history, after 2018-19. They would be the third team to do so on more than occasion after Manchester United (1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99) and Arsenal (1970-71, 1997-98, 2001-02).

● Having already won the League Cup against Newcastle this season, Manchester United are looking to win both major domestic cup competitions in a single season for the first time. They would be the fifth different side overall to achieve this, after Arsenal (1992-93), Liverpool (2000-01 and 2021-22), Chelsea (2006-07) and Manchester City (2018-19).

● City are yet to concede a goal in this season's FA Cup. In the Football League era (since 1888-89), only two teams have won the trophy without conceding a goal – Preston North End in 1889 and Bury in 1903.

● City are the highest scorers in this season's FA Cup (first round onwards) with 17 goals. The last team to score more in a single campaign were the Citizens themselves, netting 26 en-route to lifting the trophy in 2019.

Erling Haaland will be aiming to become the first Norwegian to score in an FA Cup Final

● Having won 3-1 in each round from the third to the quarter-final in this season's FA Cup, United reached the final by beating Brighton on penalties after a 0-0 draw. No team has ever been involved in a shootout in both the semi-final and final within the same FA Cup campaign before.

● United boss Erik ten Hag will be the fourth different Dutch manager to take charge of a team in an FA Cup Final, after Ruud Gullit (W1 L1), Guus Hiddink (W1) and Louis van Gaal (W1).

● Spanish managers have won the FA Cup on four occasions - Rafael Benítez with Liverpool in 2006, Roberto Martínez with Wigan in 2013, Mikel Arteta with Arsenal in 2020 and City's Pep Guardiola in 2019. The only Spanish manager to lose an FA Cup final was Javier Gracia with Watford, who lost to compatriot Guardiola in 2019.

● In their 3-0 semi-final win over Sheffield United, Riyad Mahrez became the first Manchester City player to score a hat-trick at Wembley Stadium. Overall he's scored four times at Wembley for City, with only Sergio Agüero netting more for the Citizens at the ground (6).

United's Marcus Rashford, in semi-final action against Brighton & Hove Albion, could become the sixth player for the Reds to score in an FA Cup Final and League Cup Final in the same season

● Marcus Rashford and Casemiro were on target for Manchester United in their League Cup final win against Newcastle. There have been five players to score in both major domestic cup finals for the Red Devils – Norman Whiteside, Mark Hughes, Brian McClair, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesse Lingard.

● Erling Haaland has scored 52 goals in all competitions for Manchester City so far this season – he could become the first ever Norwegian player to score in the FA Cup Final.

● Kevin De Bruyne is the only Manchester City player who scored in their 6-0 FA Cup final victory over Watford in 2019 still at the club. He could become the second player to score in two different FA Cup Finals for the club, after Bobby Johnstone (1955 and 1956).

● Since his FA Cup debut for the club in 2019, Riyad Mahrez has scored more goals in the competition proper than any other player (11). He's scored five so far this season – the last time a City player scored more in a single season was in 1933-34 (Fred Tilson, 9).

By Competitions department