What is it? The 2020 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea. The 139th time the event has been held, for those who are counting. Arsenal have won the competition more times than any other team (13) with Chelsea in third with eight wins. It's also a repeat of the 2016-17 final,
To fully understand the importance of winning a first trophy as Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer only had to look around the team plane at one of his fellow passengers on the flight to Gdansk. Sat nearby was Sir Alex Ferguson, whose FA Cup in his fourth season was the gateway to sustained success. Solskjaer wants his players to sample glory on Wednesday against Villarreal and get a taste for the big victories. Solskjaer has changed this United team in three seasons and helped his players overcome one mental obstacle in winning a semi-final at the fifth attempt. The next step is to now win a trophy by defeating Villarreal and their Europa League specialist coach Unai Emery. “We have five wins in Europe, we have lost twice to Barcelona. These are big nights for us, It might be the stepping stone for something better to come, a bright future for this group,” said Solskjaer. “It is a young team and a team we have rebuilt over the last couple of years, hopefully this is the start of something more. “When players get the taste of success, when they win trophies, win something, it can go two ways, either ‘we've done it now and we can relax’ or, as I've had a few times, it just gives you more of that feeling. You want more, you want it all the time, you want the feeling again with your team-mates, with your club.
Chelsea were blown away by Barcelona in the club’s Champions League final but returned to winning ways as they booked their placed in the FA Cup quarter-finals