De Gea: We won this for the fans

Manchester United Goalkeeper David De Gea admits the 2-1 extra-time victory over Crystal Palace at Wembley was for the fans, as the Reds’ shotstopper clinched his first FA Cup title.

The Spaniard, who picked up the Sir Matt Busby player of the year award earlier this month for a third successive season helped the club secure a record-equalling 12th FA Cup triumph with some vital saves.

Juan Mata pulled the Reds level minutes after Jason Puncheon’s strike had given Crystal Palace a shock lead, before Chris Smalling was sent off for a second bookable offence in the first half of extra-time. Jesse Lingard was the headline maker as he fired Louis Van Gaal’s men to FA Cup success.

Speaking to MUTV after the game, De Gea said: “It was tough with ten players and with other difficult moments, but we fought to the end and never surrendered.”

“We are Manchester United one of the biggest clubs in the world and we have won the FA Cup for all the fans.”

“Jesse scored a great goal and it was even more special with ten men. We are really really happy to win the FA Cup.”

“It is a long time since the club has won the FA Cup and it is a really good moment to enjoy – The FA Cup is back in Manchester!”