FA Cup final: Manchester United vs Crystal Palace - What time does it start and what channel is it on?

United, who have won the FA Cup 11 times, are looking to end their three-year trophy drought

James Orr
Friday 20 May 2016 12:09
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Arsenal won the FA Cup last year, beating Aston Villa 4-0 in the final
Arsenal won the FA Cup last year, beating Aston Villa 4-0 in the final

Manchester United take on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on Saturday evening at Wembley Stadium.

United, who have won the FA Cup 11 times, are looking to end their three-year trophy drought.

Palace have never won a major honour in their history.

WHAT TIME DOES IT KICK OFF?

5.30pm

WHAT CHANNEL IS IT ON?

BBC 1 (build-up from 2pm)

BT Sport (from 4.45pm)

A Manchester United FA Cup triumph at the "temple" of English soccer would bring a big title to the club and could act as a catalyst to help recapture the glory days, manager Louis van Gaal said.

Despite increasing speculation about the future of the Dutchman, Van Gaal said a victory in the final is far more important for the Premier League club than himself.

"It is not good to speak about my interests. It is important for the club, the players, the manager and his staff," he told reporters on Thursday.

"I have read that the last FA Cup (we won) is 2004, so also for Manchester United it is a big title."

"We are playing in the most prestigious temple of England. It confirms how important it is."

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