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Chris Bevan

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  1. FA Cup final player ratings

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd (AET)

    Manchester United won the FA Cup for the first time since 2004 thanks to Jesse Lingard's extra-time winner against Crystal Palace at Wembley.

    Louis van Gaal's team were reduced to 10 men in the first half of extra time when Chris Smalling was dismissed, but Lingard came off the bench to earn his Dutch manager a first trophy since arriving in England. Van Gaal's joy was short-lived though - BBC Sport revealed soon after full-time that Jose Mourinho is to replace him as manager.

    Take a look at our player ratings and see whether you agree with them.

  2. Man Utd ratings

    Crystal Palace v Man Utd

    Man Utd XI

    David de Gea 7

    Not often you see him beaten at his near post but that was down to the quality of Jason Puncheon’s strike. Brilliantly denied Dwight Gayle in extra-time when United were down to 10 men but was only asked to make three other saves, all routine – for him, at least – and all from Yannick Bolasie.

    Antonio Valencia 7

    It was his job to keep Bolasie quiet and he did it very well. Positioned himself high up the pitch to try to keep the Congolese on the back foot, which meant he could also help out in attack, sending over the cross that Anthony Martial headed against the post.

    Chris Smalling 5

    A game to forget. Referee Mark Clattenburg’s eagerness to blow his whistle meant he got away with it when he stumbled and let Connor Wickham in. He got away with a yellow card rather than conceding a goal but it caught up with him the end when he got a second booking for rugby tackling Bolasie in extra time.

    Daley Blind7

    Had little to do when Palace were playing with only Wickham up front, but had to take more risks when they pushed forward as the game went on.

    Marcos Rojo 6

    Also pushed up, and initially kept Wilfried Zaha very quiet, but had much less impact than Valencia going forward.

    Michael Carrick 7

    Had more touches and made more passes than any other player in the first half, reflecting United’s dominance in possession. Was given less time on the ball in the second half, and had much less influence.

    Wayne Rooney 8 

    Touched the ball more than any other player, which reflects the part he played in orchestrating United's play. His run and cross that led to United’s equaliser epitomised his determination and capped another fine performance in his new deeper midfield role. Fully deserved to complete his full set of domestic trophies.

    Juan Mata 7

    Initially quiet but saw more of the ball coming in off the right wing and did exactly that to score United’s equaliser.

    Marouane Fellaini 7

    The target for every United set-piece, he should have done better when he twice escaped Mile Jedinak but then rattled the bar and made amends with the assist for United’s equaliser.

    Anthony Martial 7

    Took time to get going and did not produce any of his trademark runs at the Palace defence but remained a threat and was unlucky to see his header hit the post. Had six shots, the most by any player, but none of them were on target.

    Marcus Rashford 9

    Led the line superbly and his pace and willingness to run at defenders caused Palace plenty of problems. The star of the show until he limped off - hopefully his injury is not serious.


    Matteo Darmian (Replaced Marcos Rojo, 65 mins) 7

    Steady down the left and also managed to get forward well.

    Ashley Young (Replaced Marcus Rashford, 72 mins) 7

    Full of industry when he came on, playing across United's frontline.

    Jesse Lingard (Replaced Juan Mata, 90 mins) 8 

    The match-winner. Will go down in Wembley folklore for his spectacular strike.

  3. Crystal Palace ratings

    Crystal Palace v Man Utd

    Palace XI

    Wayne Hennessey 7

    Made two good early stops but had no chance with United’s goals.

    Joel Ward

    Tested early on by Rashford’s pace. Made a goal-saving block from Martial’s shot.

    Scott Dann7

    Marshalled Palace’s defence until he limped off. Deserved better.

    Damien Delaney 7

    Another whole-hearted display in the face of almost constant United possession. Was exposed in one-on-one situations but Palace's organisation meant that did not happen often.

    Pape Souare7

    All-action display including some last-ditch tackles but was worn down by United’s dynamic forwards and their continuous attacks down the flanks.

    James McArthur6

    Poor. Continuously caught in possession and did not apply enough pressure to Rooney and Carrick in the first half.

    Mile Jedinak 6

    Tasked with stopping Fellaini in the air at set-pieces – and failed.

    Wilfried Zaha 6

    Threatened whenever Palace got him on the ball, but that didn’t happen often enough.

    Yohan Cabaye 5 

    Palace’s record £10m signing was a massive disappointment. Gave the ball away more than any other player before he came off.

    Yannick Bolasie 6

    Palace’s most dangerous attacking player in the first half, but faded from view after the break.

    Connor Wickham 6 

    Worked hard up front but was isolated and denied by Mark Clattenburg’s early whistle when he did get clear.


    Jason Puncheon (replaced Yohan Cabaye, 72 mins)

    Talk about an impact, scoring moments after coming off the bench.

    Dwight Gayle (Replaced Connor Wickham, 84 mins)

    Had a golden opportunity when he ran clear but was denied by De Gea and, after that, struggled to make an impact in extra-time.

    Adrian Mariappa (Replaced Scott Dann, 90 mins) 6

    Came on in difficult circumstances and did not let Palace down at the back.