THE MAIN EVENT: FA CUP FINAL FACTS

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Only TWO players from Liverpool's starting line-up on Saturday are not full internationals: the goalkeeper David James and the centre- back John Scales

Eric Cantona has scored THREE goals in two FA Cup final appearances. He scored twice from the penalty spot in United's victory over Chelsea two years ago

Manchester United and Liverpool each managed just FOUR shots on target during Saturday's FA Cup final

Manchester United players mustered only FIVE goal

attempts between them in the entire 90 minutes at Wembley

Only SIX clubs have done the Double: Preston North End, Aston Villa, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United (twice)

Manchester United have now beaten Liverpool SEVEN times in the FA Cup, losing to their Lancashire rivals only twice

The biggest single winning ante-post bet with William Hill was pounds 1,250 at EIGHT to one on Manchester United to win, which netted pounds 10,000

Manchester United have now won the FA Cup a record NINE times, surpassing Tottenham's total of eight

Alex Ferguson took over as manager of Manchester United

TEN years ago, having previously been manager of Aberdeen

Alex Ferguson has won ELEVEN trophies for Manchester United (3 Championships, 3 FA Cups, League Cup, European Cup-Winners' Cup, Super Cup, 2 Charity Shields)

Liverpool players made a total of TWELVE attempts on goal between them

during the Cup final (compared to Manchester United's five)

Prior to the final, Manchester United had scored

THIRTEEN goals in this season's FA Cup run

Manchester United have now appeared in the FA Cup final a record FOURTEEN times

FIFTEEN million pounds worth of talent was withdrawn at Wembley

after the substitutions of Andy Cole and Stan Collymore

Ian Rush played for SIXTEEN minutes as a substitute

in his final appearance for Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday

Lou Macari, whose Stoke side are hoping for First Division play-offs success, last played for Manchester United in an FA Cup final SEVENTEEN years ago

Port Vale reported Manchester United for fielding a weakened Coca-Cola Cup team EIGHTEEN months ago. Seven of that side took United to the Double

Eric Cantona's winning goal against Liverpool

was his NINETEENTH goal of the season for Manchester United

Alex Ferguson has won a total of TWENTY trophies as a manager with Aberdeen and Manchester United

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