ALL roads leads to Wembley Stadium, today (Saturday) for the final of one of the most historic football tournaments in the world – the English FA Cup – between Manchester City and Manchester United.
The competition which is open to all clubs in all the 10 tiers of the English league system is the oldest national football competition in the world.
Ahead of the match between Manchester City and Manchester United, The ICIR takes a look at the prize money at stake for the winners of the competition.
The winner will receive two million Euros while the runners-up goes home with 1 million Euros.
Below is the FA’s Prize Fund at different stages of the competition.
In this 2022/2023 season, Manchester City has already been crowned champion of the English Premier League, (EPL).
Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola has said his team’s target to win the treble – the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
“We are playing a top team today; we know this and we are ready. Manchester United know how to win and we will have to fight for absolutely everything today. However, I trust my players and I can see it in their eyes: they want to win this trophy.
“To be here as Premier League champions is amazing for us. To win the title five times in six years is something very special. We try to be consistent and work hard every day, but I never imagined we could win five in six, especially in this country where the standard is so high. Every single week it is so tough and so demanding. The consistency my players have shown is extraordinary, and I’m incredibly proud of all of them. I am the luckiest manager in the world!
“And next week we have a Champions League final to look forward to. To be playing Inter in Istanbul in the final of Europe’s most beautiful competition is going to be amazing for this football club,” he said.
Also, Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag said he aims to get a second silverware for the club, adding that his boys will give every single bit of their energy to make sure they leave Wembley with the trophy.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for this group of players and staff to win our second piece of silverware and create a new moment of history for this great football club. If we stick to our game plan, follow our own rules and draw extra strength from our amazing supporters, then I have every confidence that we can achieve our aim today and take another big step forward in our journey together.”
Ten Hag added that the strong bond that has developed between the team and the fans is one of the most pleasing things about the season.
According to him, this connection will be more important than ever at Wembley, in the Emirates FA Cup Final with Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.
“We know that we will have to be at our very best against an excellent opponent. We have already shown that we are capable of this because our Premier League win over City in January was one of our best performances so far this season. So, we know what is required, and we know the standards we have to reach.
“I can say with certainty that Pep will not be expecting an easy fixture this afternoon because we have shown repeatedly that we have the ability to cause problems for every team.”