Top 10: Best ever Manchester United-Liverpool games
With the league title secured and European Cup final to follow, Liverpool were odds-on favourites to lift the FA Cup at Wembley – even among United players.
“We weren’t confident,” forward Stuart Pearson admitted. “We knew we’d give them a game but they were so good.”
But who needs confidence anyway? On the day it was United who prevailed in a thrilling final won by Lou Macari’s deflected effort after Jimmy Case had cancelled out Pearson’s opener.