The 135th FA Cup final takes place on 21 May at Wembley Stadium, with Manchester United taking on Crystal Palace for the historic trophy. Both teams go into the game in indifferent form, but know that a win here could save their respective seasons.

After failing to bring Champions League football to Old Trafford, even victory in this match may not be enough to save Louis van Gaal's job this summer. This final represents his last chance to salvage what has been a disappointing season, with United under-performing in the Premier League, and losing out to rivals Manchester City in the fight for European football.

For Palace, this cup run has been the main highlight of their season. Despite a bright start under Alan Pardew, their season petered out towards the end of the year, with some of their counter-attacking quality proving not quite as effective in the second half of the season.

Ahead of the big game, IBTimes UK sports editor Nick Howson looks at how the teams are expected to line-up, who will shine on the day, and which of these clubs will walk away with the famous cup.