Manchester United to wear white shirt in FA Cup final against Crystal Palace at Wembley next month – just like 1990

27 Apr

Manchester United will wear their white away shirt in next month’s FA Cup final against Crystal Palace after being named the away team for the match. Louis van Gaal’s side reached the final with a 2-1 win over Everton in last weekend’s semi-final but will have to switch shirts due to a clash with Palace’s red and blue stripes.

The colours will evoke memories of the 1990 match between the same sides at the same stadium, which resulted in a 3-3 draw. United reverted to their traditional red shirts for the replay, with Palace sporting a change shirt as Lee Martin’s goal proved decisive for the Old Trafford side to give Sir Alex Ferguson his first trophy at the club.

United wore the white top for the fifth round 3-0 victory at Shrewsbury and the sixth round replay win at West Ham earlier this month, which featured goals from Marouane Fellaini and Marcus Rashford.

Palace reached the final – only the second in their history – with a 2-1 victory over Watford on Sunday. Yannick Bolasie and Connor Wickham scored headers for Alan Pardew’s side, either side of Troy Deeney’s equaliser.


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