Heroic De Gea praised by United teammates

Anthony Martial may have stolen the headlines after his stoppage time strike sent Manchester United through to their first FA Cup final since 2007, but Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick were quick to point out the influence of another of the club’s biggest talents.

David de Gea’s second half penalty save was crucial at a time when Everton were starting to exert some influence on the semi-final, with the Spaniard’s talents shining through when his team needed it most.

Speaking to MUTV, Rooney had this to say on United’s number 1: “It was a great penalty save.The pace with which the ball was hit shows he has a strong arm on him, and Everton had momentum behind them at that time. He’s the main reason why we’ve got to this final.”

Carrick echoed his captain’s sentiments: “I don’t think it was a bad penalty, but David was sensational today – how many times have we said that over the last few years? He’s kept us in the game again; it’s almost what we’ve come to expect from him. Hopefully he can have quieter games between now and the end of the season!”