Manchester City vs Manchester United: What does Diogo Dalot make about the hard-fought FA Cup triumph?

The Red Devils started on the front foot and scored two goals in the first half through Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo.

File photo of Manchester United football team; Credit: Twitter/ @ManUtd
By Karthik Raman | May 26, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Manchester United left many shocked with a sensational 2-1 win over defending champions Manchester City in the final of the FA Cup. This was a repeat of last year’s final when City had beaten United 2-1 in the trophy match. A year later, United were eyeing revenge. On the back of their poor Premier League season, which culminated in them finishing eight, the FA Cup seemed to be the only chance to get a positive ending to the campaign.

However, it was not going to be easy against a high-flying Manchester City side that won their fourth successive Premier League trophy recently, making them the outright favourites in the FA Cup final. But the Red Devils started on the front foot and scored two goals in the first half through Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo. Jeremy Doku scored late in the match but it proved to be nothing but consolation in the end.

This was a very big step for us: Diogo Dalot

Diogo Dalot, who shined brightly in the final for Manchester United, opened up about the special triumph. “[It is] amazing. Especially after this season it is a special feeling and these fans deserve it more than anything. They have been with us all the way through and they have been amazing sometimes perhaps when we didn’t even deserve it. Today I think we have ended well on what has been a tough season. It means a lot winning this trophy, it is has been tough I will be honest. This was a very big step for us and next season we will do things better,” Dalot told MUTV.

After being named the Players’ Player of the Year recently, Dalot did an excellent job in the final to keep Bernardo Silva quiet on his flank. While analysing the performance, he spoke about the importance of the mentality to win a game of this nature. “It was more than the game plan, the mentality, you could smell it in the dressing room. In the game we were connected with each other, we were ready like I have never seen this season. At times last season we were 100 per cent into it and today showed that if we are a team and we have this mentality, we can beat anyone,” he added.

Dalot also gave a little insight into how he is going to celebrate the triumph. “[I will spend it] with my family, I just want to hug them, my wife, my daughter, it has been a really tough season and they have been through it with me. For a lot of moments I have to sacrifice a lot to be fit, to be available in order to play and they help me a lot. I will celebrate with them and then with my second family that is inside the dressing room as well,” he elaborated.

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