5 things Manchester United need to do to beat Chelsea
Despite finishing in second place in the league, the season has been dour for Manchester United because of their neighbour's success. The FA Cup final on Saturday is a chance to end the season on a high.
Jose Mourinho's pragmatic style of football has raised the ire of some United fans and other critics. Clinching the trophy on Saturday will be necessary to end the season on a high and ushering hope for next season.
This final could have huge implications for United, especially ahead of a summer in which huge personnel change is expected. On that note, here are 5 things Manchester United need to do to beat Chelsea.
#1 Handle Chelsea's aerial prowess
Chelsea have scored 17 headed goals in the Premier League this season, a high number in the league by far. This total has been prominently due to their strikers Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud, but the defenders have chipped in as well.
United will have to deal with crosses and corners to nullify Chelsea's threat. The Blues have an array of crossing options as Alonso, Willian, Moses, Fabregas, and Azpilicueta can all deliver a mean cross.
Mourinho's defenders stand tall themselves but their hands (or heads) will definitely be full come Saturday.