Picking the Best Potential Manchester United Lineup to Face Chelsea in the FA Cup Final

​Manchester United travel to London looking to win a second FA Cup in three years when they face Chelsea on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho's side finished a distant second to Manchester City in the league, and exited Europe in poor fashion to Sevilla, so the FA Cup represents a chance to put some gloss on an uninspiring season.

Here's who could be picked for Saturday's game


  • de Gea
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​David de Gea should start in goal.


  • Valencia
  • Bailly
  • Smalling
  • Young

​Eric Bailly could be recalled, with the Ivorian being left out in recent weeks due to his manager's admission that he wanted to play players like Chris Smalling as they have a chance to go to the World Cup.

Smalling was not included in Southgate's squad on Wednesday, however, but should return here. Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia continue in their usual roles at wing back.


  • Ander
  • Matic
  • Pogba

​Nemanja Matic should start against his former club, looking to prove it was a poor decision to let him move to Manchester last summer.

Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera will be relied upon to run both boxes and provide support to the attacking players when needed, with Pogba in double figures for assists this season.


  • Lingard
  • Lukaku
  • Alexis

​Romelu Lukaku should start having returned to training this week ahead of the game. The Belgian, who hasn't started since the 2-1 win over Arsenal, will be aiming to get one over on his former club.

Jesse Lingard has a great record in big games, having scored the winner the last time United won the cup in 2016, and produced a vital goal in the EFL Cup final last season. Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring in last year's 2-1 final victory over Chelsea for Arsenal, and produced the best performance of his United career so far in the semi-final against Spurs.