Manchester United fans deserve FA Cup win, says van Gaal

The Reds boss Louis van Gaal said that the fans deserve a FA Cup victory after their "unconditional" support.

Manchester United fans deserve FA Cup win, says van Gaal
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that the fans deserve an FA Cup for their "unconditional support" | Photo: Matthew Peters/Manchester United

Louis van Gaal has said that the Manchester United fans deserve an FA Cup victory for their "unconditional" support this season. 

It has been another indifferent season from United missing out on Champions League football once again finishing fifth overall. 

However, some of their wrongs can be rectified on Saturday as they look to claim their first FA Cup trophy since the 3-0 win over Millwall back in 2004. 

Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace stand in their way of glory in the replay of the 1990 final but van Gaal said that the fans deserve to see their side lift the trophy at the national stadium. 

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the Dutchman that a title for the fans would be "fantastic" and the side want to "give it to them" as they are "always there" and "never let us down" and "deserve it more than anyone else". 

Van Gaal continued saying that United's last victory in the nation's most famous cup competition was a "long time ago" and that it is "big title" for the club considering the 12-year absence. 

Above; Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates his goal in their 2-1 win over Everton in FA Cup semi-final | Photo: AFP / Getty Images
Anthony Martial celebrates his goal in their 2-1 win over Everton in FA Cup semi-final | Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Big boost 

The major positive to take from United's season is the emergence of youngsters such as Marcus Rashford and van Gaal admitted that victory on Saturday will be a major boost to their confidence and development. 

He said that winning silverware is "always important" as they can "hold the cup" in an "exciting moment". 

Van Gaal continued saying that the FA Cup is a "big title" in England and are playing at the "most prestigious temple of England" in Wembley which shows "how important this cup is". 

Turning to the side's youngsters, van Gaal said that is "an education for young players" as they learn to "cope with that pressure" of such a prestigious game and it will be a step in their "development process". 

Manchester United will take on Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 21 with kick-off at 5:30pm BST. Read VAVEL UK's full match preview here.