Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial has been Manchester United's standout player in the attacking front Getty

Manchester United take on Crystal Palace in the 2015/16 FA Cup final at Wembley on 21 May, Saturday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 5:30pm BST. Live coverage of the match is available on BT Sport 2 and BBC One. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Since Sir Alex Ferguson, the only silverware Manchester United has won was the Community Shield in August 2013 after defeating Manchester City. Since then, the club has struggled, both under David Moyes and now during Louis van Gaal's reign.

United have an opportunity to change that if they manage to beat Palace in the FA Cup final on . The Red Devils will not feature in next season's Champions League as they finished fifth in the league table, losing the fourth spot to Manchester City on goal difference.

Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor's last match for Crystal Palace will be the FA Cup clash against Manchester United Getty

Palace, on the other hand, have endured a poor season in the Premier League. They finished 15th in the league table with 42 points from 38 matches, five points above relegated Newcastle United.

Alan Pardew is aware that a victory over United will see them end the season on a high as silverware will somewhat make their season successful. This will also give them a chance to feature in next season's Europa League.

What managers say:

Louis van Gaal: "To impress and perform well depends on a lot of factors. You need two attacking sides and then you get a fantastic match. Of course, our starting point is to perform well, to score beautiful goals, but a 1-0 win is enough because winning is the most important thing in the final. When you lose, you have nothing."

Alan Pardew: "There's no revenge. This is about this team getting to a cup final and winning it. We're not going to drown ourselves in 1990. We play street football, we play a fast game, we have players from all different roots into the professional league: from non-league, from Paris Saint-German, internationals. We're going to have to be patient at times. We are going to be the side which needs to fight that bit harder to win, there's no doubt about that."

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Manchester United to win: 7/10
  • Draw: 5/2
  • Crystal Palace to win: 9/2

Team Form

Manchester United

  • Last Five: W L W D W
  • Last Result: Manchester United 3-1 AFC Bournemouth

Crystal Palace

  • Last Five: L W L W L
  • Last Result: Southampton 4-1 Crystal Palace

Team News

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal is under enormous pressure at Manchester United Getty Images

Manchester United

Possible XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson; Carrick, Rooney; Martial, Mata, Lingard; Rashford

Crystal Palace

Possible XI: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Cabaye, McArthur, Puncheon; Bolasie, Wickham, Zaha