Manchester City vs Manchester United live stream, match preview, line-ups and kick-off time for the FA Cup final

The FA Cup trophy is lifted, May 2022.
(Image credit: Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Manchester City vs Manchester United live stream and match preview, Saturday June 3, 3pm BST

Manchester City vs Manchester United live stream and match preview

Looking for a Manchester City vs Manchester United live stream? We've got you covered. Manchester City vs Manchester United is being shown free-to-air on BBC, ITV and STV in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Premier League with your subscription from anywhere.

The Manchester derby comes to Wembley, with Manchester City aiming for the second piece of silverware in their bid for a treble.

Pep Guardiola's side lost on the last day of the Premier League to Brentford – but rested the likes of Erling Haaland, Ruben Dias, Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish for that game. All return to the line-up here.

Manchester United – the only English side to have previously won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in a single season – will be hoping to force a repeat of the last meeting between the two teams, which United won 2-1.

Manchester City line up in a 3-2-4-1 formation, with John Stones stepping into his half-and-half defensive midfielder role, dropping into the backline as required. The biggest call Guardiola has made is sticking with 'cup' goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, with Ederson dropping to the bench.

Manchester United see Marcus Rashford start in a No.9 role up front, supported by an City youth product Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes on the wings.

Kick-off is at 3pm BST. 


Manchester City (3-2-4-1)

Ortega Moreno; Ake, Dias, Walker; Rodri, Stones; Foden, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo; Haaland

Substitutes: Ederson, Phillips, Ake, Laporte, Alvarez, Mahrez, Foden, Palmer, Lewis

Manchester United (4-2-3-1)

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Fernandes, Fred, Sancho; Rashford

Substitutes: Butland, Dalot, Maguire, Malacia, McTominay, Elanga, Garnacho, Pellistri, Weghorst


Manchester City: LDWWW

Manchester United: WWWWL


Referee: Paul Tierney

Assistants: Neil Davies & Scott Ledger

Fourth Official: Peter Bankes

VAR: David Coote

Assistant VAR: Simon Long


Manchester City vs Manchester United will be played at the 90,000-seater Wembley Stadium in London.

Kick-off and channel

Manchester City vs Manchester United kick-off is at 3pm BST on Saturday June 3 in the UK. The game is being shown on BBC and ITV.

In the US, kick-off time is 10am ET / 7am PT. The match will be shown on NBC in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch FA Cup football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a Premier League fixture, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Premier League, FourFourTwo currently recommends:


ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee
FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS5 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it!

VPN legal disclaimer for Premier League live stream

(Image credit: Future)

International FA Cup TV rights

• UK: BBC and ITV share the rights
• Canada: Sportsnet
• Australia: Network10 and Paramount Sports have the rights
• New Zealand: Sky Sport

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Conor Pope
Online Editor

Conor Pope is the former Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content. He plays football regularly, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.