Manchester United fans react to Jesse Lingard winner in FA Cup final

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Manchester United have won their first FA Cup in 12 years - and their fans are in the mood to celebrate. 

Jesse Lingard came off the bench to score the winner at Wembley after United had gone behind to Crystal Palace. 

Following a pedestrian first half, Jason Puncheon had put the Eagles 1-0 up in the 78th minute, but within minutes, Juan Mata equalised to take the game to extra time. 


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History maker

And in the second spell, Lingard etched his name into United's history with a superb strike. 

Louis van Gaal got to his feet to salute the young midfielder, while Sir Alex Ferguson looked delighted in the stands. 

United fans flocked to social media to go crazy over Lingard, who has been in and out of the side this season. 

Glory days

Incidentally, Lingard was booked for his celebration as he took his shirt off, but that's probably not that big a deal right now. 

They had not won a major trophy since Ferguson's departure, and the FA Cup may well prove to be a send-off for Van Gaal. 

Their task had been made all the more difficult when Chris Smalling was sent off for a foul on Yannick Bolasie, but Palace failed to take advantage. 

Next season, the challenge will be for United to build on the triumph. For now, they can savour getting back to winning ways. 

How big is winning the FA Cup for Manchester United? Have your say in the comments. 

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