Lukaku, Martial in Manchester United's squad for FA Cup final against Chelsea

Lukaku, Martial in Manchester United's squad for FA Cup final against Chelsea

- Jose Mourinho has been handed a boost with the return of Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial

- Manchester face Chelsea for the FA Cup title on Saturday, May 19 at the Wembley Stadium

- The Blues will aiming for their 8th FA Cup triumph, while United are searching for their 13th

Manchester United forwards, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial have been included in the squad to face Chelsea in this weekend’s FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

Both players were a doubt for the Red Devils after missing their 1-0 victory over Watford on the final day of the Premier League season after suffering injuries in their previous games.

However, United manager Jose Mourinho is not leaving any stone unturned as he has added the two returnees in his squad as he aims to win his first silverware this season.

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According to Daily Star, Martial was initially scheduled to feature against the Hornets, but his exclusion in that match day squad fueled speculations that he has dumped the team, but Mourinho eased those fears by stating he suffered an injury.

The Red Devils weren’t expecting Lukaku back this early after picking up an injury in their 2-1 victory over Arsenal late last month.

It was also reported that the Belgian had struggled with recovery, and had gone to his native land for rehabilitation, but his return will boost the confidence of his team.

United have their training at the Fulham’s Motspur Park training ground as they prepare for their FA Cup final showdown.

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Manchester United manager, Mourinho is hoping to wrap this season off with a trophy after failing to win either of the league title and the Carabao Cup.

Chelsea, at the same time will be hoping to claim their only title of the season as a way to appreciate their teeming fans that have supported them all season long.

Conte has been a shadow of himself in his second season at the club after winning the EPL title in his first year convincingly.

The best the Blues have done this season is finished fifth on the log and condemned to play in the Europa League for the second time after winning the title in the 2012/13 season.

During that season, they went on to win the tournament, beating Benfica 2-1 in the final thanks to goals from Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic.

Arsenal are the most successful team in this competition with 13 titles to their credit, closely followed by Manchester United, who have won 12.

Chelsea have clinched the trophy seven times and they be hoping they can win their eighth on May 19 to crown their poor campaign in the league.

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