On Saturday afternoon, treble-chasing Manchester City and bitter rivals and EFL Cup winners Manchester United will square off for the first time under the renowned arch of Wembley Stadium in the 142nd FA Cup final.
The Citizens are going for an unprecedented seventh win of England's oldest trophy, while the Red Devils are going for an unprecedented 13 wins.
After completing the first domestic treble in English football four years ago, Manchester City now has a chance to make history again by becoming the first English side to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in the same season since Manchester United in 1998–1999.
The Citizens have already won one trophy this season, as Pep Guardiola's squad finished the Premier League season five points ahead of Arsenal and won the league title for the third year in a row and the fifth time in six seasons.
Last Sunday, in their last league match of the season, a heavily rotated City team lost 1-0 at Brentford, snapping their remarkable 25-game undefeated run in all competitions.
Nonetheless, Guardiola has prudently limited the minutes of his first-team stars over the previous two weeks, and he hopes they have heeded his advise to momentarily 'separate' from the rigors of their rigorous schedule in readiness for Saturday's mammoth showdown with their bitter rivals.