The FA Cup remains an iconic competition and one that every player dreams of winning – even those at non-league level.

It may not get the publicity and be on the radar as much for normal Football League fans (I’m not talking about Premier League big-time followers) but it’s still a brilliant thing.

Just as Leicester City won the Premier League at 5000/1, a lot of non-league and League Two clubs would have started out at similar sorts of odds in the FA Cup.

It has ended up with two Premier League teams in the final which, I have to say, is not a surprise as statistically the FA Cup is won by the better teams in the top flight.

But, even so, we all have our favourite FA Cup moment.

As a kid and being a supporter of Leeds United, I still haven’t got over Trevor Cherry’s miss (or was it Jim Montgomery’s brilliant save?) in 1973.

Wales 4-1 England, International match, 17th May 1980. Trevor Cherry

Sunderland’s victory was the one huge FA Cup day that I will never forget.

In those days, the TV coverage of the FA Cup final began at 9am with an It’s A Knockout competition between fans of both clubs.

It’s not quite like that these days, but for Crystal Palace and Manchester United fans who will be at Wembley – and particularly young ones who may be making a trip to their first final – the experience will be something to savour for a lifetime.

Wembley for an FA Cup final is a very, very special place.

United are strong favourites at 8/11 over the 90 minutes, with 12/5 the draw and 17/4 against Palace, but with Louis Van Gaal in charge United won’t be getting a penny of my money in support.

I’m not quite convinced about Palace, either, who have been woeful since Christmas, but I just can’t back big odds-on United.

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Bookmakers, and particularly those in PR like myself, shouldn’t really be saying they are not going to have a bet on the game, but I can’t back Manchester United and I’m not particularly keen on Palace.

The angle I may go for and play is Scott Dann for the first goal.

He is about 22/1 to open the scoring, but he is one of the top-scoring defenders in the country, and he finds the net regularly for a centre half, so that could give me a bit of interest.

The player who does excite me on the pitch is Anthony Martial.

It’s always difficult when you are a record signing, but he has been the one bright light in United’s dismal season and his quality will probably be the difference between the teams.”