Photo: Juan Mata all smiles with FA Cup trophy after Man United’s 2-1 win over Palace
Manchester United star Juan Mata poses with the FA Cup trophy
Juan Mata couldn’t hide his delight as he posed with his first trophy as a Manchester United player.
The Spain international scored the Red Devils’s 82nd minute equaliser at Wembley in Saturday’s FA Cup final after Jason Puncheon had broken the deadlock just minutes earlier.
Mata owes a debt of gratitude to his captain Wayne Rooney after the England international’s mesmerising run created the opportunity for the former Chelsea man to guide a finish into Palace’s net.
United substitute Lingard scored an extra-time winner with an impressive volley to end the Red Devils’s 12-year wait to win the FA Cup and three-year silverware drought.
And Mata, who has been omitted from Spain’s squad for Euro 2016, posed with the FA Cup trophy and wrote the following caption: “FA CUP CHAMPIONS!! 🔴🔴🔴🏆 #WeAreUnited @manchesterunited”
The 27-year-old moved to United in a £37.1m deal from Cheslea in what was a club-record deal before Angel di Maria’s ill-fated switch.