Romelu Lukaku travels with Manchester United squad for FA Cup final

Ruben Hill
May 17, 2018

On Saturday, Mourinho's men have the chance to do just that, by winning a record-equalling 13th FA Cup, which would, once more, make United the competition's most successful club, alongside Arsenal.

The Denmark worldwide has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge this term after having returned to the west London club following a two-year loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Conte then warned his players at the start of this season not to let their standards slip to the levels of "the last season with Mourinho".

They include the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Willian, who are both set to feature in the match, along with players from the extra-preliminary round including Liam Pullen, who scored Chipping Sodbury's first goal in the competition.

He played no part in Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League successes last season, while also sitting out an FA Cup triumph in 2016, but is determined to right those wrongs against Chelsea.

"To finish fifth is a big disappointment".

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Despite all that, the Champions League defeat to Sevilla was particularly disappointing. But, although United finished with 12 more points than last term and secured our highest league finish since 2012/13, the prospect of silverware makes Saturday's clash against the Blues a season-defining one. "You'll have to ask the club about that", Conte said, only intensifying speculation about his future.

"This is a different cup, different to the Premier League and we just have to go for it". Sunday's win over Watford put the finishing touches on a Premier League campaign which has seen the Old Trafford side jump from sixth to second place in the space of a year.

Who do you think will win the 2017/2018 EPL? "Which is what you are all ready to do".

Cahill has endured a hard campaign after falling in and out of favour with both Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and England boss Gareth Southgate.

Mourinho has been quick to point out that it is hard for a player to switch clubs halfway through the season while Sanchez himself has admitted he has endured a "difficult" first six months at Old Trafford.

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