After the disappointment of missing out on a Champions League qualification place, Manchester United can end the 2015-16 season with something to shout about by winning the FA Cup against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Louis van Gaal’s job as the club’s manager is said to hinge on the Red Devils winning the game, but regardless of this the travelling United fans will hope to cap a day at Wembley off with silverware.
During the Sir Alex Ferguson reign winning the FA Cup would be seen as nothing to shout about, but given the struggles of recent years it is important that the Old Trafford team win the game against Palace.
United go into the clash as favourites and should have the firepower to beat Alan Pardew’s men.
A 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday night has the team going into the game with confidence, even if it has reduced the amount of recovery time that Van Gaal’s side will have before the final.
Wayne Rooney was the star man in the win over the Cherries in midweek and will be keen to continue positive form ahead of Euro 2016 this summer.
The England captain netted against Bournemouth and is again fancied to do so at Wembley, at odds of 2.70.
Marcus Rashford also has another chance to impress Roy Hodgson after netting again against Bournemouth and will surely start his first cup final.
The Red Devils have a positive recent record against Palace, but having a man sent off could well be the difference between victory and defeat.
Winning the FA Cup would be a great way to finish an inconsistent campaign and bring silverware back to the club before another summer of upheaval in the transfer market begins.
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