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LvG: “I Have Now Won The Title In 4 Countries.

LVG-CelebratesThe Louis van Gaal era has ended with a trophy as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-1 after extra time on Saturday to bring down the curtain on a disappointing two year at Old Trafford. United are set to announce early next week that Jose Mourinho will be taking from LVG next week.

United looked on course to end the season empty-handed as well as missing out on Champions League football when substitute Jason Puncheon’s powerful far-post finish put Palace ahead with 12 minutes left.

It was harsh on United, who had hit the woodwork through Marouane Fellaini and Antony Martial, but they responded within four minutes with a brilliant run from Wayne Rooney that ended with Juan Mata scoring from close range.

United then has Chris Smalling to a second yellow card for hauling back Yannick Bolasie in extra time, but local boy Jessie Lingard took the trophy to Old Trafford when he lashed home a brilliant first-time strike from Damien Delaney’s half-clearance after 110 minutes.

“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,” van Gaal was quoted as saying after the match by BBC Sport.

“With 10 players, and we have played Tuesday evening also, but we have deserved it I think. [Lingard’s] was a super goal.”

United’s triumph sees them end a 12-year wait for the FA Cup having not won the trophy since 2004 before today’s victory.

Also, with the win, West Ham United qualify for the Europa League next season.

{ 14 comments… add one }
  • David December 8, 2015, 4:20 am

    Arsenal could lose, Liverpool will win but only just and Klopp would be judged for next season perfomance.

  • Raymond L. March 10, 2015, 5:11 am

    Liverpool is slowly getting into form and Arsenal has played relatively well in the past few weeks, too… so it would be very nice to see both of them compete for the FA Cup finals.

    However, I’m not really feeling optimistic of their chances to go that far since most top-flight English squads this year have a knack for under-performing in crucial matches.

    • David March 10, 2015, 8:32 am

      As Liverpool v Arsenal cup final would be a great final. But as you mentioned, the FA Cup this season has been full of upsets and surprises and a Bradford v Villa final would not surprise anyone either.

  • Theo slater March 7, 2013, 11:25 am

    Rooney Better play with van persie

    • David March 7, 2013, 6:41 pm

      I fully expect to see an angry Rooney on Sunday taking on Chelsea

  • banksy ov hull January 30, 2013, 6:12 am

    congratulations to leeds utd on a fantastic display to dispose of a good spurs side.no one likes us but we really dont care.good luck versus man city we will need it.cmon leeds leeds leeds!!!!

  • kosy March 18, 2012, 12:47 pm

    liverpool will do justice to stoke,,like what they did to everton

  • Taban Evans April 15, 2011, 5:04 am

    Leave along the super star”Rooney”, but man u is playing a quality football. Am sure of man u going with 2 out of the three.

  • cabdisamed March 27, 2011, 1:51 pm

    i hope that man united will take or win in the FA cup for this year because it plays a good games by passing qualified teams like arsenal so it deserves to take this year

    • Deborah Morgan May 10, 2011, 6:11 am

      I think you’ll find that Stoke just wiped the floor with Arsenal!!

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