Fellaini makes Man Utd return in FA Cup final
21 May 2016, 19:22
London-Marouane Fellaini returned from suspension to take his place in the starting XI for Manchester United's FA Cup final clash with Crystal Palace at Wembley on Saturday.
The bruising Belgian midfielder had been suspended for United's three previous matches after elbowing Leicester City's Robert Huth, but returned in place of Jesse Lingard, who dropped to the bench.
In the only other change to the team that beat Bournemouth 3-1 on Tuesday, manager Louis van Gaal brought Marcos Rojo back into the team at left-back in place of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.
Palace manager Alan Pardew recalled Wayne Hennessey, Scott Dann, Yohan Cabaye, Wilfried Zaha, Connor Wickham and Yannick Bolasie, all of whom missed last Sunday's 4-1 defeat at Southampton in the south London club's final Premier League game.
Winger Zaha was seen crying on the pitch prior to the game, prompting speculation that he had failed a fitness test, but he was named in the starting line-up to face his former club.
United, who beat Palace after a replay in the 1990 final, are bidding to win a record-equalling 12th FA Cup, while Palace have never previously won a major honour.
Starting line-ups in the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday (1630 GMT kick-off):
Crystal Palace (4-3-3)
Wayne Hennessey; Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Damien Delaney, Pape Souare; James McArthur, Mile Jedinak (capt), Yohan Cabaye; Wilfried Zaha, Connor Wickham, Yannick Bolasie
Manager: Alan Pardew (ENG)
Manchester United (4-1-4-1)
David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo; Michael Carrick; Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney (capt), Marouane Fellaini, Anthony Martial; Marcus Rashford
Manager: Louis van Gaal (NED)
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)