Phil Jones: 'FA Cup triumph would boost Manchester United in Premier League'

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Phil Jones: 'FA Cup triumph would boost Manchester United in Premier League'

The final game will be played this Saturday, May 19 at one of the iconic stadia in England, the Wembley Stadium.

"I was here when we won the Premier League and League Cup in 2015, but this time I would feel more of a part of it because I've been playing regularly".

Then, in 2016-17, he scored in the Gunners semi-final win over Manchester City before grabbing the first in their victory over Chelsea in the final. "If a European team, like, very European, could have a Brazilian in their squad, it would bring a "Brazilian thing" to the game and I think that's very important".

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho "always has surprises" up his sleeve and the Belgian predicts another thrilling encounter when the two teams meet in the FA Cup final on Saturday. His continued admiration for the Brazilian worldwide will lead Manchester United to make another swoop for the Chelsea star this summer.

United would be the odd one out if he fails to finish atop the pile in at least one of his seasons at the club. Both the teams couldn't perform well in the Champions League also as both were eliminated in the knockout round. It could be argued that winning trophies, like the FA Cup this weekend, will help in doing this, but more fundamental change is needed at Old Trafford if their full potential is to be realised. As Conte's season has unravelled, Morris has gone from strength to strength with plenty suggesting the 39-year-old should be promoted to an assistant manager-type role next season.

Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata have had greater joy down the middle, while Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial prefer to lead the line.

Speaking earlier in the season, Willian confirmed he received an approach from United last summer: "I had contact with Manchester United but I was not close to leaving", he told UOL.

"It's played on my mind a little bit, but apart from that, it's happened, there's nothing I can do about it".

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