Michael Carrick has been at Manchester United, winning the Premier League, Champions League and League Cup. However, the FA Cup had eluded him before Saturday. United beat Crystal Palace in extra time and Carrick has talked about how it feels to finally win the trophy.
“That feeling when the final whistle goes you can’t buy the feeling of lifting the trophy. It’s a lot of emotion, relief and satisfaction but pure joy to finally lift it. When we went behind I always thought we’d get a chance. To finally win the FA Cup it’s great for the players and the backroom staff who work so hard to prepare us right and obviously for the supporters to give them something to shout about. It’s a smashing day.”
Rooney has spent 12 years at the club and this was also his first time winning the FA Cup. As captain, Rooney opted to lift the trophy with vice-captain Carrick.
“It was a great advert for the Premier League. Credit to Crystal Palace, it was a tough game but we hang on in there and a good goal from Jesse – to come from Manchester it must be an incredible feeling for him. We’ve had a tough end to the season but I thought we worked very hard today. Our determination has got us through this so we’re delighted. It’s a special moment – it’s a competition I’ve watched growing up as a fan, I’ve lost two finals before so I’ll enjoy this tonight. It has been a while [since United last won a trophy] but it’s great for the fans, it’s fantastic. To win a trophy will lift the supporters.”