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Man Utd children match Cristiano Ronaldo feat in FA Cup


Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo grew to become the primary youngsters to attain in an FA Cup closing since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2004 after incomes victory over Manchester Metropolis on Saturday.

Garnacho was the primary to seek out the web, placing his facet forward on the 30 minute mark. The lead remained within the fingers of the Pink Devils and was quickly doubled as Mainoo made it 2-0 simply 9 minutes later.

A strike got here from Metropolis’s Jeremy Doku within the latter levels of the sport, however United remained composed till the ultimate whistle.

Two of Erik ten Hag’s youngest gamers proved to be essentially the most important at Wembley, gifting the Pink Devils an opportunity to elevate silverware.

Erik ten Hag

Ten Hag’s victory within the FA Cup may even see him proceed as United supervisor / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

In addition they managed to match United legend Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievement in changing into the primary youngsters to attain in an FA Cup closing because the Portugal worldwide did in opposition to Millwall in 2004.

Mainoo added one other accolade to his belt, changing into the primary English teenager to attain since West Ham’s John Sissons, who scored in opposition to Preston North Finish within the 1964 closing.

The duo additionally made historical past, as for the primary time in an FA Cup closing, two youngsters etched their names onto the scoresheet.

United’s success marked Ten Hag’s second trophy throughout his reign at Previous Trafford, in a sport that could possibly be his final with the Pink Devils. The workforce have been additionally capable of safe a spot within the Europa League for subsequent season, regardless of ending outdoors of the highest six.

Manchester Metropolis missed out on the possibility to earn a home double, after lifting the Premier League trophy only one week earlier.