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The 1996 final was potentially the most mouth-watering in recent history featuring the 2 teams playing arguably the most attractive football at the time, not to mention the fierce rivalry between these 2 north-western neighbours (and most successful clubs in the English game). United were playing for a historic second domestic double while Liverpool were playing for their only silverware of the season. When it comes to epic encounters, this is the big one!!
The list of players from both teams reads like a who's who of football royalty, some of the most influential players of their era and a couple of which are still plying their trade at the highest level. In the United camp we have Schmeichel, the Neville bros (yep, even the one who looks like Steptoe's dad), Pallister, an almost pre-pubescent Beckham, Cantona, Scholes, Giggs, Keane, and Cole. In the Liverpool camp we have "Calamity"James, the dodgy centre-back line up of Babb, Scholes and Wright, Jones, McAteer, Barnes, Redknapp, McMannaman, Fowler, Collymore and the FA Cup legend Ian Rush playing his last ever game for the club.
Such was the intensity of this game, book-makers were calling it the closest final in the history of betting on the competition! It was notable also for Liverpool's best ever away strip - the green and white quartered panels!
Also includes the road to Wembley, featuring highlights of all the games that culminated in this historic final.
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File Name: 1996 FA Cup Final Liverpool v Man United.avi
Duration (hh:mm:ss): 2:31:02
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frame Width (pixels): 512
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