Manchester United will face Crystal Palace in a deciding FA Cup finals today at the Wembley Stadium in London. United who are looking to end their season with at least a silverware after a poor run for the English Premier league title this season.
The match which is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 pm GMT will see the Red Devils slug it out with coach Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace. Palace will be missing key striker Joe Ledley who is out with a broken leg.
With a lot of pressure on Manchester United, Palace would be playing with more freedom than their opponents.
Having lost the FA Cup Final a few times, Manager Alan Pardew knows what it feels like to lose and wouldn’t want to repeat that.
At the moment, United are in good form. Having won eight games, drawn one and lost two games in their last 11 matches.
Manchester United have lost just one of their last 20 matches against Palace in all competitions, showing that chances are Palace is not favoured to win today’s game.
Crystal Palace have never won a major trophy in their 110-year history, and so they are coming into the finals at Wembley with the negative history trailing them.
Wilfried Zaha, Palace’s key man will be hoping to get his revenge on Man U after his failed move to United from Palace in 2013 didn’t give him a chance to shine under David Moyes and present manager, Louis van Gaal.
His blistering pace and trickery are aspects of his game are capable of causing problems to any defenders, and he’ll be keen to show United what they missed with a today’s performance at Wembley.
United Manager, Louis van Gaal was quoted in a recent press conference saying:
“I think the fans are more concerned about the title FA Cup than I am. A club like Manchester United needs silverware. You have read that the whole season.
“We need that and the players need that also. Close is not enough you have to win it. Now we can win something.
“They can look and they can hold the cup and that is an exciting moment. The FA Cup is a big title in England, we are playing in the most prestigious temple of England.”