Live streaming Manchester United vs Crystal Palace FA Cup final 2016
Manchester United are set to play their last game of the season and it will be FA Cup final against Crystal Palace at the Wembley Stadium this Saturday evening, 21 May 2016. Louis Van Gaal will be looking to win his first trophy as Manchester United manager but strangely it might turn out to be his last game as United manager regardless of the result on Saturday. The game will kickoff at around 17:30 uk time and BBC one and BT Sports will broadcast the match live in United Kingdom.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace FA Cup 2016 Final Date: Saturday, 21 May 2016 – Time: 5:30 p.m Uk time Venue: Wembley Stadium, London TV Channels: BBC 1 & BT Sports (UK), Fox (US), beIN Sports (Middle-east), SportsNet (Canada) Match Highlights The game will be on terrestrial channels in the UK but if you still missed the live action you can always tune in here to watch extended match highlights after the game is over.
Crystal Palace reached FA Cup final after beating as many as 4 premier league teams in the earlier rounds but that run came at the expense of terrible league form since the start of 2016. Palace who were right in the european positions race before Christmas had a terrible run in the second half of the season winning only 2 league games this year resulting in them finishing 15th in the table. However securing premier league status for another year and a win in FA Cup will certainly make this season a major success.
Manchester United on the other hand failed to qualify for Champions League but they did secured unwanted Europa League place having finishing 5th only behind City on goal difference. Van Gaal is widely tipped to be sacked after the final game of the season as Jose Mourinho’s appointment is imminent but Van Gaal can keep his record of winning atleast 1 trophy with every team he has managed.
Team News & Lineups: Manchester United are expected to start with the same lineup which took the field against AFC Bournemouth in the last league game. Rashford and Martial to start upfront with Rooney, Lingard, Mata to play in midfield roles alongside Carrick while Blind, Smalling, Borthwick-Jackson and Valencia to make the back four.
Palace on the other hand with start with their usual full strength team where Zaha, Wickham, Bolasi to start in three man attacking upfront while Puncheon, Cabaye and McArthur to make the midfield. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.
Predictions: United should go into the game slightly favourite and Wayne Rooney will be the key man for United as he will be fired up for his first FA Cup final since 2005 and the only trophy which he has not won with United since his move to Everton. I am going with a comfortable win for Man Utd on Saturday with Rooney, Martial and Rashford on scoresheet.