Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola eager for back-to-back Emirates FA Cups

The Spaniard wants City to finish the season on a high with victory over Manchester United at Wembley

Thursday 23 May 2024

Manchester City take on Manchester United in Saturday's Emirates FA Cup Final at Wembley in a rematch of last season's showdown.

Pep Guardiola's City won 2-1 on that occasion and should they repeat the trick this weekend they will defend this trophy for the first time in their history.

And having wrapped up the Premier League title last weekend, Guardiola's side have the opportunity to join United and Arsenal in the list of clubs to win three league and cup doubles.

The match kicks off at 3pm and is live on BBC One and ITV1. Find out where you can watch the game via our global broadcast list here.

Guardiola said:

"It is an absolute privilege to be here with a chance to win this beautiful trophy once again. Last season we played United here in the first ever Manchester derby in a Cup Final. To be back less than 12 months later, facing United again, is amazing. I know you guys are really excited for this game and I know how much it means to you all.

"We have prepared really well this week. We have studied United and our training sessions have been really good. My players look focused and ready. I can’t wait for the game to start.

"Getting to the Final is never easy. Hundreds of teams start off in the competition and every single one wants the same outcome. We have had to win five really tough matches to be here today and we have given so much already. We’ve had to fight and, believe me, we want to make the final step here today and take the trophy back to the Etihad.

"Honestly, winning this trophy in 2019 and 2023 were two of the best days I have had as a manager in football. This is a historic competition and it's an honour to be involved. We will do absolutely everything we can to win this trophy again today and make our fans proud, I can promise you that.

"Enjoy the game."

You can read the full interview with Lisa in the official match programme for the Women's FA Cup Final. Buy at Wembley on the day, or order a copy online.
By Adam Drury