Photo: Schweinsteiger sends message to Rooney after Man United win the FA Cup

Bastian Schweinsteiger poses for a photo with Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney and the FA Cup

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Wayne Rooney Photo: Bastian Schweinsteiger/Instagram

Bastian Schweinsteiger praised Wayne Rooney for a terrific performance after Manchester United won the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday evening.

The England and United captain proved an influential figure in the centre of Louis van Gaal’s midfielder as the 30-year-old played a direct role in the Red Devils’s 82nd-minute equaliser.

Rooney’s meandering run resulted in a cross which Marouane Fellaini turned into the path of Juan Mata, who guided a finish past Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy to cancel out Jason Puncheon’s opener just minutes earlier.

Van Gaal’s side secured the club’s first trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013 in extra-time after United substitute Jesse Lingard rifled an instinctive finish into the Palace net.

And Schweinsteiger posed for a photo with Rooney in the dressing room following United’s narrow win: “Just like the entire team, @waynerooney showed a terrific performance to win the cup tonight! 🏆 #WeAreUnited”

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The World Cup winner moved to the Red Devils in a £6.7m deal from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich last summer.

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