Manchester United will take on Crystal Palace in the 135th final of the world’s oldest cup competition, the FA cup, at Wembley on Saturday. The FA cup win is worth much more than the 1.8 million pound prize money that it offers for both the teams. It would be a saving grace for both the managers, who are under scrutiny after disappointing campaigns in the Premier League.

Alan Pardew and Van Gaal would love finishing the season on a high
Alan Pardew and Van Gaal would love finishing the season on a high

Manchester United and Crystal Palace last met in the famous 1990 final which United won 1-0 in the replay after they played out a 3-3 draw in the 1st leg. That victory is said to have saved Sir Alex Ferguson from getting the sack and Van Gaal would be hoping of something similar to happen to his United career. Ironically, Alan Pardew was on the losing side that time and he would be looking to seek revenge as a manager after 26 years. Manchester United go into the final knowing that a victory can level them up on the FA cup count with Arsenal on 12. We look at both the team’s chances and how they might line up on Saturday.

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