Manchester United lifted the FA Cup yesterday for the first time since 2004 as Jesse Lingard scored an extra-time winner to secure a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
Having waited 12 years to get their hands on the famous trophy, United’s players then appeared to break it immediately during their long-awaited celebrations at Wembley!
Take a look at this video of Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick raising the trophy above their heads. The lid comes completely free and comes crashing down from the Royal Box!
— Ben Wier (@BenjaminWier) May 21, 2016
The FA Cup lid then appeared to go missing as United’s celebrations continued. It was nowhere to be seen during manager Louis van Gaal’s post-match press conference.
Van Gaal with the FA Cup (without lid) pic.twitter.com/TSrWAN8ukJ
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) May 21, 2016
One theory is that it is being used to put a lid on rumours that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is set to replace Van Gaal as United manager, as BBC Sport reports.
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