The Adobe Women's FA Cup

Hear from both managers ahead of the Manchester United v Tottenham showdown on Sunday

Everything you need to know and thoughts from both managers ahead of the Adobe Women's FA Cup final between Manchester United and Tottenham on Sunday

Friday 10 May 2024

Manchester United take on Tottenham in Sunday's Adobe Women's FA Cup Final at Wembley, with both sides aiming to get their hands on the trophy for the first time.

United lost last season's showdown 1-0 to Chelsea but inflicted revenge on the Blues by beating them 2-1 in this year's semi-final.

Spurs have never progressed this far in the competition, securing their spot under the arch by overcoming Leicester in a dramatic extra-time victory in April.

The Final kicks off at 14.30 BST and will be broadcast live on BBC One. Find out where you can watch the game via our global broadcast list here.

Marc Skinner, Manchester United manager, said:

"At this club, we have to live up to high standards. Our fans support the best football club in the world, which means they rightly have huge expectations. That pressure is part of being a Manchester United player, coach or employee in any department at the club.

"You don’t often get the chance to make history, but we can go down in the history of Manchester United as winners of the club’s first major honour.

"If we don’t want it enough then we can be certain that Tottenham will. It said a lot about our mentality that we were able to get past Chelsea in this season’s semi-final, not only in the result but in the way that we managed the game. It was a gritty, determined, resilient performance. We needed to be both beauty and the beast against Chelsea and we’ll need the same on Sunday if we’re to be successful.

"Before last year’s FA Cup Final I said that I wanted to come out of the game with no regrets and I had none. The players left Wembley that day with their heads held high but also with fire in their bellies. If we do the dirty work and perform to the best of our ability, then we all know we can win."

Robert Vilahamn, Tottenham manager, said:

"Since I was a kid I dreamt of playing at Wembley and now I’m going to coach at Wembley and go for the title. It’s an amazing feeling. It’s nice to know we’ve got to a position where we can fight for titles.

"We want to compete in everything we do. Cups are something different, you can always find ways to win and get to the Final and I’ve done it a few times in Sweden. We didn’t expect to go to the Final and it’s really nice now we are here.

"It’s nice we have a few players in the squad today who’ve been here before, they’ve won it, and they’ll be calming everyone when they get here. If the younger ones need advice, they can ask, and on the other hand, I think the coolest players in this team are the ones who just go out and play, no matter what stadium we are at. It’s a good mixture to have.

"Sometimes you can be inspired by a new environment and in that case, we actually have a good feeling. I look at it like we are going to be so inspired coming to this big stadium and playing for this great club but it’s going to be a tough game. They are the favourites but they need to deal with that."

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