Manchester United fans were elated following their side’s 2-1 over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on Saturday night.
Supporters were in raptures at the full time whistle:
MUFC. 2016 FA Cup winners. A game settled by a boy who joined the club aged seven. pic.twitter.com/lvDIDAAoLY
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) May 21, 2016
— Stretford Paddock (@StretfordPaddck) May 21, 2016
Sensational goal from Lingard. What a strike. Right-foot volley. 16 yards out. Unstoppable. 2-1 #mufc.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) May 21, 2016
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) May 21, 2016
— Manchester United (@UTDWorldwide) May 21, 2016
— Arsène's Son 🎈 (@hughwizzy) May 21, 2016
For one blissful moment, Man United fans, the trauma of this season suddenly forgotten, remembered how to smile. A cup that had so often eluded them arrived in the unlikeliest of circumstances.
Nearly everything, it felt, was against United: the woodwork was struck twice; Rashford – the prime attacking threat up to that point – limped off; Palace scored against the run of play; Smalling, the supreme dictator at the back, was sent off.
But today was emphatically United’s day; very rarely does football give you moments like this.