Paul Ince: Why this controversial Man United player must start v Palace

Paul Ince wants Louis van Gaal to start Marouane Fellaini for Manchester United's clash against Crystal Palace

Paul Ince has urged Louis van Gaal to pick Marouane Fellaini for Manchester United’s clash against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on Saturday afternoon.

The Belgium international missed United’s final three games of the Premier League season after serving a suspension for violent conduct following an incident during United’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City.

Fellaini played an important role in United’s victory over West Ham in the FA Cup quarter-final replay at Upton Park despite the £27m signing being heavily criticised by supporters over the course of the season.

But former United midfielder Ince believes Van Gaal must turn to Fellaini for their FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday afternoon as the Red Devils look to beat Palace at the home of English football.

“I’d like to see Marouane Fellaini come back in,” Ince told William Hill.

“He has been outstanding in the last couple of months. He got a lot of criticism in the early part of the season but he has come into his own.

“Louis van Gaal will have to play Marouane Fellaini because Manchester United are so vulnerable from set pieces and they’ll need Maraoune Fellaini’s height in there.”

The Red Devils haven’t won the FA Cup crown since 2004 when ex-Republic of Ireland international Roy Keane inspired Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to glory over Millwall.

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