Why Manchester United will wear black shorts for FA Cup final

Manchester United hope to complete an important double this Saturday as they meet Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

Ahead of the massive game at Wembley, United’s kit has been confirmed. Erik ten Hag‘s men will wear red shirts, black shorts and black socks in the cup final.

United usually wear white shorts, however due to City being drawn as the ‘home’ side. Therefore the Citizens had the first choice and will compete in their usual blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks.

The meeting is the first time in history that the Manchester Derby will take place on the big stage of an FA Cup final.Both sides donning their home shirts allows for a classic look of red and blue facing off for the honour of winning Englands oldest prize.

David de Gea will be in all-yellow for the final, while City’s keeper will wear all orange.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s important cup final role
Another key part of the all-Manchester final is that legends from both clubs will play a role.

For Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson will walk the match ball out at Wembley ahead of the final.

A moment that could be rousing for both sets of fans, with the games importance becoming evident. Ferguson will be hoping ten Hag can deny City taking a step closer to completing a treble.

This is only a small part of the final’s pre-game pageantry which includes the Prince of Wales who us also the President of the FA, leading the pre-match presentation.