A Utd FA-Cup final you remember most and why?

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    simplyared Full Member

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    My choice would be the final 1979 against Arsenal.

    Liam Brady was having one of his days and they tore us apart in the first half and at half time we were already 2-0 down.

    2nd half Gordon McQueen pulls one back in the 86th minute. Then in the 88th minute McIlroy gets on the end of a pass from Coppell, goes past 2 defenders and scrambles the ball into the net.

    Then before the celebrations died down and everyone getting ready for extra time, Brady still causing a threat, picks the ball up in midfield, goes past 2 of our men, slots a pass to their winger, the cross comes in and Alan Sunderland scores in the 89th minute.

    This one because of the disappointment!
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter Verified Moaner City Lover

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    2005 FA Cup final: the way United threw the kitchen sink and table at Arsenal. And lost. Made me start supporting United.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Yeah, that 2005 final where we tried everything but somehow Arsenal fluked it.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Cantona’s winner against James on the volley :drool:

    ‘95 was it?

    edit: ‘96 it was - thanks to @U99ted
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    This one.

    I barely remember the 98/99 one on the other hand. It seemed a formality that we would win.
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    96 vs Liverpool. First one i proper sat down and watched. Went outside to play when we played Everton the year before lol. Good job we lost.
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    Billy Blaggs No mates but his cousins love him

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    This one ^^ and the 4-0 against Chelsea
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    Still ill Fantasy Football Champ 2018

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    Yeah, 79 broke my heart. I was 9. Tears and furniture kicking. 77 final really made me a United fan. Norman in 85, Ray Wilkins vs Brighton. Lots of great Cup memories.
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    U99ted Full Member

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    96. We lost to Everton in 95, after losing the league on the final day (I’m too young to actually have memories of it).

    Mine would be 1999 or 2016. 99 was pretty easy but significant, whereas 2016 was a good comeback with 10 men, and that Lingard volley :drool:
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    I was quite young (about 11) but don’t remember the game being too spectacular either? Tight cagey 1-0 off a James “error”? (And a wonderful finish by the King, of course :drool:)
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    Aaargh Paul Rideout the twat who scored the winner yeah?
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    sajeev Full Member

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    96 - not a great match but great ending
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    I was 10..... and it was my birthday. :(
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    Moriarty Full Member

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    That was a heartbreaker but I'd go for 1976. Took hours of queuing for tickets and collecting match day tokens to get a ticket for that, only for Stokes to stick a shot past Stepney that he would have saved nine times out of ten.
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    After Kevin Moran's red card, Whiteside curled that glorious goal past Southall in extra time. I near broke my hand celebrating that one.

    Edited to add: 1985 vs. Everton.
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    Oooh. Rough. Alan Sunderland and his stupid hair.
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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    the 1990 one against Palace was special for me - I was 7 in 85 so can't remember it really - hard to tell if Big Norm's goal was a memory or my memory is of a replay

    that first game against Palace was so dramatic - poor Jim Leighton had a mare and the pressure he was under was immense - dropping him was the right thing to do and Sealey (RIP) was very solid in the replay

    It was end to end and Ian Wright had a great game against us - Hughes was super for us

    it followed a cracking semi against Oldham as well - think we had to come from behind from memory to draw 3-3 and beat them in a replay in extra time
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    My first Wembley visit after my Mum knew a woman whose husband was a ref who qualified for tickets but didn't want them..... the only way I could get them.

    37 seconds - I'm in there somewhere.

    44 seconds (on) - the goal from behind shows how perfect that shot was placed. Genius.
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    Billy Blaggs No mates but his cousins love him

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    Here's the Chelsea one from 94

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    MarkCanuck New Member

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    The 1977 final against Liverpool. It's when I started supporting United.
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Micky Thomas and his useless "tackle". Albiston (great player) and his useless marking.
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    Pardew one because of the pardew dance
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    1996, return of the King. After the suspension the way Cantona led us to the double, over Liverpool no less, was poetic.
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    They scored first then we were ahead but they kept coming back.

    Same day as the Palace v Liverpool semi (the first time they were back to back).... a simply amazing day of football.
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    R.N7 Such tagline. Wow!

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    2004.

    Ronaldo's performance, the Jimmy Davis shirts.
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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    who scored the winner for Palace - hint: a dancing prick
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    Cantona winning it against Liverpool's fecking hideous cream suits. Imagine being beaten by the cast of Miami Vice. That would have been grim. Underrated goal IMO, difficult finish, had to take it on the backstep, through about 6 players. Made it look a doddle, because Cantona.

    99 vs Newcastle to make up part of the treble. We look back on that as the CL being the significant part of it, but the FA Cup was still a huge, huge deal at that time. In that season, the title, the FA Cup and the CL felt like equal parts of the accomplishment. Nowadays, it would be different. But I remember the performance being excellent too.
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    FlawlessThaw most 'know it all' poster

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    Cantona’s final in 96. Was in primary school at the time and my headteacher even spoke about it the next day we were all in. Vividly remember the cream suits and Cantona’s volley.
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    1985, I was ten. Cried when Moran was sent off and only stopped when Whiteside’s shot hit the net. The cup final was such a big deal at that time and winning it was huge.
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    NinjaZombie Punched the air when Liverpool beat City

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    1996. Ironic, because it was such a forgettable match up until the time Beckham swung the corner in and Cantona moved his body in mid air to get perfect contact to score the late winner.
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    '99 against Newcastle. What a week.

    Other was Norman Whiteside's curling far post finish against Everton 1985. First FA cup I can remember.
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    simplyared Full Member

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    Yeah 76 was a killer. Loved the Tommy Doc era, the players, and our attacking football. Losing to Lawrie McMenemy's 2nd division underdogs was more of a shock than a disappointment. Still go for 79 though as you were taken from heaven to hell within the course of 3 mins. Not only that we ran out of Newcastle Brown.
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    big rons sovereign New Member

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    My birthday also, i was 2 1990 was a good one.
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    Trizy Full Member

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    Probably the LVG FA Cup against Palace. We HAD to win silverware as we were a laughing stock from Moyes to LVG.

    Pardew's stupid fecking dance :lol:
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    1995 Paul Rideout winner, the first game I ever cried over. I was 11 mind.
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    Have to say I love the video from that game. Far too young to have seen it but my dad was there.

    McIlroy scoring that amazing goal then running off, the crowd going nuts, Motson screaming 'and McIlroy...has done it!!!!'. That sums up United for me.
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    The 2 finals against Liverpool for obvious reasons and that Everton game with Kevin Moran sending off and that special Whiteside goal.
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    83 replay and 85 as I was at both. 85 for the drama
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Probably the Lingard one two years ago. Great to see an academy player win you the cup.

    96 too, that Cantona goal.