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Sir Jim Ratcliffe issues statement following Man United’s FA Cup win vs Man City



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Sir Jim Ratcliffe has issued what is being described as a “statement” by the media following Manchester United’s FA Cup win against Manchester City.

Manchester United showcased their finest performance of the season as Erik ten Hag‘s squad defeated Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

First-half goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Player of the Match Kobbie Mainoo put United in control, proving too much for Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions.

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Although Jeremy Doku managed to score for City, they couldn’t overcome United’s tactical discipline and ultimately fell short. Ten Hag’s men were the superior team and deserved their victory.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, United’s new co-owner, was at Wembley to watch the fixture and had his say after the game.

“It is a glorious feeling to win the FA Cup final at Wembley,” Ratcliffe said in what was described as a “statement” by the media.

“Manchester United clearly were not the favourites to win today, but they played with total commitment and skill and overcame one of the great teams in football. We are all very proud of the players and the staff who work tirelessly to support them.”

Ten Hag himself has had his say on the season, explaining that he knows this season has seen the side play poor football.

“There was not always good football, definitely not, but we had to make compromises all the time, and then you can’t play the football you want to play. I have been here for two years and probably we had three or four times where we had the full squad on board.

“Also, today, some massive players like Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Casemiro were not on board.”

Lineker then asked Ten Hag about his future at the club and whether he knew if this would be his last match or not.

“I don’t know [if this was my last game], but the only thing I am doing is preparing my team, developing my team, progressing my players because, for me, this is a project,” United’s boss replied. “When I came in, it was a mess, and we are now better, but we are far from where we want to be.”