Manchester United restored some pride after a disastrous season by winning their 12th FA Cup crown on Saturday. Jesse Lingard scored the winner in the extra time coming off the bench to lead Louis Van Gaal’s men to a dramatic 2-1 win against Crystal Palace. Despite Van Gaal’s victory, sources reveal that the United management is set to bring in Jose Mourinho as the new manager.
But the Dutch manager of the Red Devils, who was under fire this season after United’s failure in the Premiership and the team also failing to qualify for the Champions League, insisted that he wants to remain at Old Trafford.
“It is fantastic to win this title for the club, for the fans and also for me,” Van Gaal said after the final whistle, according to the Daily Mirror. It’s clear that the defiant Dutchman has sent a message to the United officials.
“It is unbelievable. When you see our road to the final, we are scoring in the last minute, coming from behind. We are down to 10 men but it doesn’t matter because the spirit is fantastic. I want to win things and titles. I have won everywhere I have worked. When they want to use my knowledge and my management, I shall continue. I hope to see you next season.”
Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to take charge as the new boss of the Red Devils. The club came to an agreement with the Portuguese manager before Saturday’s FA Cup final, reports BBC.
The veteran Dutch manager though insisted that his record is unrivaled. United were down to ten men in the finals after Chris Smalling saw red. But Lingard’s stunning volley sealed the fate of the match.
“I now have won the cup in four countries, and not many managers have done that. With 10 players, and we have played Tuesday evening also, but we have deserved it I think. It was a super goal eh?”
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