During that season, they went on to win the tournament, beating Benfica 2-1 in the final thanks to goals from Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic.
Starting that process with a trophy tomorrow would be a strong statement of intent from United, and give Mourinho the extra satisfaction of showing Conte how short-lived life as Chelsea manager under ruthless Russian owner Roman Abramovich can be.
What time is it on?
The BBC have gone full football overload on Saturday with various programmes devoted to the lovely game - including, "Motty - The Man Behind the Sheepskin" - being beamed out across the day. The final game will be played this Saturday, May 19 at one of the iconic stadia in England, the Wembley Stadium.
You can stream the game on the BBC Sport website, through BBC iPlayer or on the BT Sport site.
Manchester United are closing in on their first signings of the summer, according to reports.
Manchester Utd performed better than last season and finished second whereas Chelsea finished fifth.
What happens if it's a draw at full-time?
To some, Jesse Lingard represents everything wrong with modern football.
The main point that's used against Mourinho is that his team have failed to play the attacking, free-flowing football the fans were used to seeing.
Wages for the quarter were £75.1m, an increase of £8.6 million, or 12.9%, "primarily due to player salary uplifts related to participation in the Uefa Champions League".
Jesse Lingard celebrating his victor against Crystal Palace in 2016. This game has so much at stakes for both the teams. "As soon as a I come back from the World Cup we will sit down, talk and look at the options".
"I've watched him (Lukaku) all season, like everybody else", Cole was quoted as saying by the club website.
"I just want to work hard, that's the most important thing, help my team-mates, and win as many games as we can".
Motson commentated on 29 FA Cup Finals, and five replays, and the 72-year-old has nothing but admiration for the world's greatest knockout competition.
The impressive Brazil worldwide has been a consistent performer for Chelsea over the years and has proven himself to be one of the best wingers in the division. "Mourinho prepares finals very well and I am sure Antonio (Conte) will do the same".
There is very little to separate the pair since their twin appointments in 2016.
As ever in a game involving Mourinho and Conte, the battle on the touchline will nearly be as intriguing as the one out on the pitch.
If he doesn't recover from an ankle injury in time, however, he might have to start from the bench - or even worse, miss the match altogether.