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5 reasons why Manchester United will beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final

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Chelsea v Manchester United - The Emirates FA Cup Final
Chelsea and Manchester United will battle it out for FA Cup glory

The upcoming FA Cup final between Manchester United and Chelsea will definitely turn out to be one of the games to remember from this season. Both teams will travel to the famous Wembley stadium to battle it out for supremacy in the English tier's oldest knockout cup competition.

It won't be just any other game for both the clubs. For Chelsea, winning the cup will prove to be a fine consolation prize after they failed to qualify for the Champions League. Also, they will be keen to avoid the misery of losing the final for the second time in a row, having lost the final against Arsenal last year.

For Jose Mourinho, the FA Cup will mean a lot after his good work at Manchester United was overshadowed by an extraordinary Manchester City who lifted the Premier League title. Winning the cup will mean he has the right to silence his haters and earn a breather from the constant criticism he has been subjected to this season.

Manchester United are the favourites to win the competition this year. On that note, let's have a look at 5 reasons why they will trounce Chelsea to a record-equalling 13th FA Cup title.

#5 United have a good defence

Manchester United v Watford - Premier League
Manchester United have conceded only twice in the last 5 games

Criticize as hard as you might, but you can't deny the fact that Mourinho's defensive philosophy at Manchester United has made them robust at the back. In their last five league games, United have conceded only twice, thanks to a resolute defence.

Add the fact that the Red Devils boast the second meanest defence in the Premier League this season, having allowed just 28 goals in 38 games. Antonio Conte's squandering strikers will definitely have a tough time getting past David De Gea, who recently clinched the Premier League Golden Glove for maintaining the most number of clean sheets(19) this season.

Also, the fact that Chelsea's misfiring strikers have squandered a lot of chances this season won't exactly give them the required confidence when they take to the pitch at Wembley Stadium. Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata remain the only players who have scored 10+ goals throughout the season; Fabregas also aimed a dig at the forwards for not being clinical in attack recently.

Breaking the staunch United backline will be the greatest challenge standing between Chelsea and FA Cup glory.

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