Unless you’ve spent the last few weeks in a soundproof room or deep in the Amazon rainforest, you’ll know that United are playing Chelsea in the FA Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday, May 19. Kick-off is 5.30 or something ridiculous like that.
This will be United’s 20th appearance in an FA Cup Final. It’s not the first time the teams will have played each other in the final. In 1994, United beat pre-lottery win Chelsea in the pouring rain to complete the double. In 2007, the new, improved Chelsea owned by Roman Abramovich and managed by Jose Mourinho, won 1-0.
A repeat of either final – a big win for United or a victory for the team managed by Jose Mourinho’s – would be an acceptable result.
The late kick-off is for the benefit of a global TV audience and makes getting back home after the match a bit more difficult.
If you don’t fancy the long drive down to Wembley or staying overnight in London, and haven’t managed to book train tickets, how about going by coach?
On-demand coach service Zeelo will take you direct to Wembley where you can enjoy all the action and, hopefully, the trophy presentation because, unlike the train, the return departure time will be delayed so you don’t have to worry about the game going to extra-time or penalties.
Tickets are sent straight to your phone and the direct trip means that you won’t need to worry about parking or crowded public transport after the game.
Zeelo will be organising pick up points for United fans from various locations in the Greater Manchester region including Sale (Washday Road), Stratford (Chester Road), Altrincham (Station House), and Manchester Metropolitan University.
A full list of pick up points for the fixture can be found here.
Zeelo uses data to pop-up coach routes that aim to cut travel times by 30% and keep fares low. All services are run on executive coaches with air-con and a guaranteed seat. Zeelo transports thousands of fans to games every week and also run services for fans across the country.
Early bird tickets for the FA Cup Final start from only £27.99 return. If you are travelling in a large group, get in touch for a discount.
And United fans living in Manchester can travel free direct to Wembley Stadium if they are one of the first 50 people to book by entering the promo code “MANUNITED” on its website here.