Manchester United have won the FA Cup after beating rivals Manchester City 2-1 in the final at Wembley.

Alejandro Garnacho put the Red Devils ahead with a close-range effort in the 30th minute after a mix-up between City defender Josko Gvardiol and goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.

United had a goal disallowed just before that when Marcus Rashford slotted home but Garnacho was judged to be offside.

Jeremy Doku pulled a goal back for City late in the second half but United clung on to secure victory and avenge their defeat to Pep Guardiola’s side in last season’s FA Cup final.

United co-owners Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Joel Glazer were in the stands at Wembley on Saturday, and the win means that the team, which finished eighth in the Premier League this season and 31 points behind champions City, have secured a place in the Europa League.

The triumph comes amid speculation that United manager Erik Ten Hag is set to be sacked after a disappointing domestic league campaign.

A report on Friday claimed the Dutchman would be fired regardless of the outcome at Wembley.

If United had lost the final, they would not have been in Europe at all next season.

 

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