Paul Ince: Manchester United should smash Chelsea in FA Cup final

Paul Ince: Manchester United should smash Chelsea in FA Cup final

Paul Ince has called on his former club Manchester United to smash Chelsea in the FA Cup final, believing there’s no excuse why they shouldn’t.

Jose Mourinho’s men take on the Blues on Saturday in the hopes of adding the only trophy they can add to their cabinet this season.

United were beaten to the title by an outstanding Manchester City side while they were also disappointingly knocked out of the Carbao Cup and Champions League.

The FA Cup will offer salvation for Mourinho though he will also be keen to get one over his former club just to really make matters worse for Antonio Conte.

Ince believes the London club’s form under the Italian should leave the Red Devils with no excuse to take apart his side at Wembley.

According to the Daily Star, Paul said to Paddy Power: “I believe Man United getting the FA Cup win against Chelsea is as much going to be down to Mourinho as it is the players.

“If he actually loosens the shackles, and allows players like Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez to play freely, then he will get the result.

“We saw that against Tottenham in the semi-final and City in the derby.

“If he doesn’t, and he plays negatively, we will not doubt see another boring game and it will be down to Mourinho if he loses it.

“There’s also not much excuse for him in terms of form. Chelsea have been hideous recently, the loss to Newcastle obviously sticks in the mind, and it appears Antonio Conte has checked out.

“The mood and morale of the team has gone – and it’s something United should capitalise on. They should aim to smash three or four past them, rather than taking it easy. I’d say Chelsea are there for the taking.”

Chelsea’s form certainly makes Manchester United favourites but generally in games such as these all factors go out of the window and the only thing that matters is how you perform on the day.

If form really did matter anyways then Jose’s got trouble given how his side have played in recent matches since effectively handing the title to Manchester City.

United have look unbothered and turgid for their games though they should have plenty of motivation with the FA Cup on the line.

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