We MUST respect Palace! Man United star issues FA Cup final warning to teammates

first_imgAnder Herrera is warning Manchester United they cannot afford to take Crystal Palace lightly in Saturday’s FA Cup final.With a squad packed full of big names, and having finished 24 points ahead of their opponents in the Premier League, United are huge favourites to lift the trophy for the first time since 2004.But Herrera insists Alan Pardew’s side will not be walkovers at Wembley and says the Red Devils must be at their best to ensure they end their season with silverware.“We have to respect Crystal Palace,” said the Spanish midfielder, speaking to talkSPORT’s Dom McGuinness.“We cannot think already we have the trophy. They are a difficult team, they are very strong.“They are maybe one of the tallest teams in the Premier League and take advantage of set pieces.“We have to play very good if we want to beat them.”LIVE ON talkSPORT: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United – FA Cup final commentary from 16.00Victory over Palace would earn United a first trophy under Louis van Gaal – and their first since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.It has been a disappointing campaign for the club with Van Gaal coming in for severe criticism but Herrera says FA Cup success – which would see United equal Arsenal’s record of 12 wins – would represent a big achievement for the Dutchman and the players.“The FA Cup is the oldest competition in England, maybe the world. It is very important.“It is a chance for me to get my first trophy for Man United and I can’t wait to be at Wembley in front of our fans.“After a complicated season we have the chance to get a trophy – a very important trophy.“We should be fighting for every title and we haven’t been.“We haven’t fought for the Premier League title for nearly two or three months before finishing, we haven’t fought for the Champions League title because we went out in the group [stages], but the next most important trophy is the FA Cup and we have the chance to get a title for the club.“We can equal Arsenal. We are the best English team in terms of Premier League titles and we can now equal Arsenal in FA Cup titles so there is a lot to win on Saturday.”last_img

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