Palace are capable of shocking Manchester United, says Bolasie

FA Cup

Bolasie, who opened the scoring in Palace's 2-1 semi-final win over Watford, insists his side can cause a shock in next month's FA Cup final.

Crystal Palace playmaker Yannick Bolasie insists the Eagles can shock Manchester United in next month's FA Cup final.

Bolasie was on hand to help seal a repeat of the 1990 final by scoring a sixth-minute opener in the 2-1 semi-final win over Watford at Wembley on Sunday.

United required a replay to ease past Palace with a 1-0 win in the final 26 years ago, after initially being held to a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Louis van Gaal's men are firm favourites to lift the famous trophy again on May 21st, but Bolasie has no doubts his side can spring a surprise, adding that the South Londoners will not be settling for a runners-up medal.

According to the Daily Star, the 26-year-old said: “You only dream about these kind of things so to get into an FA Cup final is a dream come true.

“Manchester United is a big club but anyone can win in the final so we will look forward to that and I think we fancy ourselves as well."

“Is it a success already to reach the final? No, you want to win. You want to be known as a winner.”

Palace turn their attention back to the Premier League next weekend, with boss Alan Pardew returning to ex-employers Newcastle United who, under the stewardship of Rafael Benitez, will be desperate to pick up three precious points to aid their Premier League survival bid.

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