Jesse Lingard struck an extra-time volley as 10-man Manchester United won the FA Cup for the first time in 12 years with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Wembley on Saturday.
Palace took the lead in the 78th minute when Jason Puncheon slammed home, only for Juan Mata to equalise less than three minutes later.
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It is fantastic to win this title for the club, for the fans and also for me, because I now have won the cup in four countries, and not many managers have done that.
With the tie heading towards penalties, substitute Lingard drilled a stunning volley in the 110th minute to end United’s 12-year wait to lift the FA Cup and give their supporters something to cheer about at the end of a difficult season.
“It is fantastic to win this title for the club, for the fans and also for me, because I now have won the cup in four countries, and not many managers have done that,” manager Van Gaal is quoted to have said.
This is the club’s first major trophy in three years.
Hours after winning the FA Cup, reports said Jose Mourinho is set to become the next manager of Manchester United.
It is believed a deal with the 53-year-old was agreed in principle before United’s FA Cup final win against Crystal Palace.