FA Cup Final: Wayne Rooney on Manchester Untied win

Manchester United won their first FA Cup in 12 years to leave captain Wayne Rooney basking in a "special moment".

  • Published: , Refreshed:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Wayne Rooney led Manchester United to FA Cup glory at Wembley and was delighted to ease the pain of two previous final defeats.

A stunning extra-time winner from substitute Jesse Lingard handed United a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace after Juan Mata had cancelled out Jason Puncheon's opener on Saturday.

The result was secured despite Chris Smalling's dismissal before the end of the first additional period, with United winning the competition for the first time since 2004 to give boss Louis van Gaal silverware in what could prove to be his last game in charge.

"Credit to Crystal Palace, they've had a tough end to the season, but we worked really hard and our determination has got us through," Rooney told BBC Sport.

"I'm delighted. It's a special moment. It's a competition I have loved watching as a fan growing up. I've been to two finals and lost, so I will enjoy it for sure. 

"Look at the fans, winning trophies lifts football clubs. The fans have had a tough two years, but hopefully they will enjoy."

Goalscorer Mata added: "It's been a tough season, but we finish with good news for the fans.

"It was a great goal from Jesse. It is a day to enjoy, especially for the fans as they have had a difficult year."

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Sad News Ex-Kotoko & Ghana U20 star dies after collapsing in mother's housebullet
2 Premier League List of past winners of the PFA Player of the Yearbullet
3 Ghana Premier League Results and scorers on match daybullet
4 English Premier League Mohammed Salah wins PFA Player of the Yearbullet
5 Ghana Premier League Kotoko end winless run with win against Wa...bullet
6 Black Stars Huddersfied striker Collin Quaner chooses to play...bullet
7 Football Former Brazil great Rivaldo advises Neymar to quit PSGbullet
8 Bless You Mubarak Wakaso sends birthday message to Chief Imambullet
9 Safe In La Liga Mubarak Wakaso lauds fans after...bullet
10 The Best Albert Adomah named Players' Player of the Seasonbullet

Top Videos

1 Long Shot Michael Essien's favourite goal for Chelseabullet
2 Video Watch how Kotoko defeated Dwarfs 2-1bullet
3 Video Watch how Hearts thrashed Kotoko eaxctly 18 years todaybullet
4 The Real News with Akrobeto goes International, shows on Real...bullet
5 New Club Gideon Baah's interview after completing move to FC Kairatbullet
6 Chelsea Fans' Favourite Michael Essien's left-footed goal...bullet
7 Video This is how Aduana Stars were humiliated in Algeriabullet
8 Video Veteran striker Eric Gawu scores powerful header...bullet
9 Video Throwback: Sundowns beat Powerlines 24-0bullet
10 National Team Nii Odartey Lamptey wants to coach the...bullet

Football