Chelsea vs Manchester United: Mourinho warned not to lose FA Cup final

Olivier Giroud

Clive Rose

With Chelsea and Manchester United set to contest the 137th FA Cup final ever, the Nike Ordem match ball will carry with it a little extra prominence.

The Red Devils ended the Premier League season with a 1-0 win over Watford at home courtesy of Marcus Rashford's clean finish.

"Definitely, there is competition everywhere, good players everywhere, so whenever you start, you have got to enjoy it", he added.

But "average" for a title-wining still seem odd, even if it's a comment that's likely comparing the Man United to their usual standard during the Fergie years that won the Champions League.

Wembley Stadium was assigned as home ground to the Premier League [VIDEO] team, Tottenham Hotspur for the 2017/18 season while their native home ground, White Hart Lane is being revamped. "You are talking to the wrong fella", he said.

Midfielder Cesc Fabregas has acknowledged that Chelsea must show their passion during the FA Cup final with Manchester United.

United have their training at the Fulham's Motspur Park training ground as they prepare for their FA Cup final showdown. "We went into it thinking with our momentum we could just deliver like we did for the rest of the season". It's an opportunity to win the final. "As soon as a I come back from the World Cup we will sit down, talk and look at the options".

Andy Ambler, The FA's director of professional game relations, said: "One of the most special things about The Emirates FA Cup is that a goalscorer in the extra preliminary round shares the same accolade as some of football's most famous names". I think of it similarly to the Premier League merit payments in terms of finishing positions. It's like if you are in the top four and qualify for the Champions League for seven or eight years, but don't win any trophies.

While he would like nothing more than to lead United to victory against his old club, several of his players could also rub salt into Chelsea's wounds too.

Chelsea, at the same time will be hoping to claim their only title of the season as a way to appreciate their teeming fans that have supported them all season long. We need to work hard, stick together and, hopefully, if we can do that, we can overcome anyone.

Before he faces United, Cahill will discover if his season will include the World Cup.

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