Manchester United and Nottingham Forest will face off in the FA Youth Cup final tonight.
More than 67,000 people, including nearly 6,000 traveling Forest fans, will be at Old Trafford to watch the two Under-18 sides face off in the final – a record crowd for the Youth Cup.
It will comfortably top the previous highest attendance for a Youth Cup tie as just over 38,000 attended United’s semi-final first leg with Arsenal at the Emirates in 2017.
Aston Villa beat Liverpool 2-1 in the final last season with 4,450 spectators at Villa Park.
Now United and Forest are ready for a historic occasion.
The Red Devils beat Wolves to reach the final while Forest beat Chelsea 3-1.
Man United v Nottingham Forest: Kick-off date and time
The FA Youth Cup final will take place on Wednesday 11 May.
The game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Over 63,500 people will be in attendance as Old Trafford hosts.
Man United v Nottingham Forest: TV Channel and Live Stream
Fans can watch the final on MUTV – Man United’s internal TV channel.
It will also be available online, either via The FA Player or as part of a paid online event (POE) on Facebook for 99p HERE.
Additionally, talkSPORT will have match updates throughout the evening.
Highlights will be shown on the United and Forest YouTube channels.
To tune into talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2, click HERE for the live stream.
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Man United v Nottingham Forest: What was said?
Justin Cochrane, Man United’s academy player development manager, said: “I can’t wait to see how the players deal with the crowd.
“It’s another step in their journey – a big step in their journey – so how they deal with nerves, how they deal with crowds, how they deal with strong opposition at Nottingham Forest who are doing very well; I can’t wait to see how these players adapt to this scenario.
“They have to show that they can play in this kind of stadium and in this kind of arena if they want to progress and play in the Premier League for Manchester United.
“It’s exciting. We’re really, really looking forward to it. We want as many people to come and I hope [number of tickets sold] can be taken a little further.
“Playing in front of a crowd of Manchester United supporters, people from across the UK or people who may travel to watch the game is great for those players.
“It gives them that real match experience and we want players who can perform on the big stage. There’s no bigger stage than the Theater of Dreams, [and] 75,000 [people].
“That’s what these boys are aiming for, so if we can recreate that in some way with the fans coming in, with noise and atmosphere in the stadium, it will only be good for their development.
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