Manchester United took seven fantastic penalties on Sunday afternoon against Brighton to book our place in the FA Cup final. Taking the shoot out to sudden death, it was Solly March’s miss that set Victor Lindelof up to score the decisive penalty.
Diogo Dalot, who was also successful from the spot, has revealed in an interview with MUTV that Erik ten Hag has had the players practicing penalties all season.
Since the start of pre-season, we have been trying to train penalties, everyone. I think this was a feeling that the time would come one day and we had to be ready. And I think everybody showed quality, some character under pressure. Because it is difficult. Because behind were the Brighton fans screaming at you, you had to focus. So we showed personality and I am really happy with everyone that we scored the penalties and we are in the final.
We showed character and tactically we were very good. We knew we had to be patient with the ball. They were trying to find spaces. Brighton are a fantastic team, they play really good football. We had to be aggressive in the duels. And today, we showed that we want it. We showed desire. And that responsibility has to be every game. We have to be more consistent if we want to win every trophy.