Manchester City announce FA Cup parade for day after Premier League ends

The club's first trophy in 35 years set to be boasted around in front of at least half of the city next week as they celebrate the cup win just a day after the Premier League ends
FA Cup winners Manchester City have announced they will be parading their newest piece of silverware around the city a week on Monday.

Their celebration comes only a day after the Premier League ends - a competition won by fierce rivals Manchester United, also on Saturday.

City were approved the celebration by the Manchester city council, who had earlier green-lit their rivals' parade for following weekend after the Champions League final.

But Roberto Mancini's side gets the first bite of the apple after winning the first trophy in 35 years for the former Maine Road outfit.

Man City chief executive Gary Cook made it official, saying: "We are extremely grateful to Manchester City Council for their invitation to parade the trophy.

"We are looking forward to seeing as many of our wonderful supporters as possible lining the streets of the city next Monday.

"Saturday was a truly historic occasion for Manchester City Football Club and we are delighted to be bringing the FA Cup trophy back to Manchester."

The head of the Manchester city council, Sir Richard Leese, heaped support on his city's two massive and successful clubs.

"City winning the FA Cup is a joyous occasion for many people in Manchester, myself included," he said.

"It's only fitting that we host a public celebration of that achievement so fans can share the moment and enjoy the success.

"Manchester's football clubs are a huge source of pride, helping to project the city's name around the world, and we expect some unforgettable scenes on May 23 as thousands of City fans gather to acclaim their team."

United are set to hold their Premier League parade on May 30, two days after their Uefa Champions League final against Barcelona at Wembley Stadium, so they could have either one or two trophies to celebrate with.

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