Manchester United win the FA Cup..

Manchester United players filmed singing about Steven Gerrard

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Manchester United players were able to celebrate an unlikely victory in a dark time for the club on Saturday evening after they triumphed against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final.

Goals from Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard helped the Red Devils come back from 1-0 down to win their first FA Cup trophy since 2004.

For most players in the team, it was their first taste of silverware with the team while for others, including Wayne Rooney and David de Gea, it was their first chance to hold the famous old trophy.


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Needless to say, celebrations went long into the night and it seems someone present at the time felt obliged to record some of the festivities on his mobile phone. Oh, and then also felt obliged to sell that footage to The Sun.

Yep, the video appearing to show Rooney dancing around with the trophy was posted on the tabloid newspaper's website on Monday morning, but it was the songs being sung that have shot this story into GiveMeSport's viewfinder.

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During the video, the Manchester United players can clearly be heard singing “Shinji 1 – Gerrard 0”, which was a popular chant amongst fans in 2013 that mocks Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard for his infamous lack of Premier League winner's medals.

Shinji Kagawa picked one up in his debut season at Manchester United even though he barely made an impact under Sir Alex Ferguson after joining from Borussia Dortmund.

Other classic chants heard during the two videos include “You are my Solskjaer”, “He goes by the name of Wayne Rooney” and “Tony Martial scores again".

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - The Emirates FA Cup Final

Here are the videos:

Back down to earth

But one man you probably will not see in the videos is Louis van Gaal. While these celebrations were going on, the Dutch manager was dealing with widespread reports that he was about to be sacked.

Within minutes of the final whistle in Saturday's final, the BBC published a story saying a deal with Jose Mourinho had been agreed and Van Gaal would be sacked this week. As we speak, Ed Woodward is believed to be at Carrington negotiating his severance package with Mourinho likely to be confirmed on Tuesday.

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - The Emirates FA Cup Final

While Van Gaal's reign will end on a high, it is likely his legacy will be less than positive. Fans have been less than impressed with the style of football he has installed at Old Trafford, which has broken the wrong kind of records this season.

Manchester United registered their lowest goal tally in Premier League history on route to finishing fifth this year. However, there is some doubt over how much will change under the Special One who is, of course, famed for his pragmatic approach to the game.

Jose Mourinho Sighting in London

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