Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo describe a dream come true at Wembley

The teeange duo were the heroes as United beat rivals City 2-1 on Saturday

Saturday 25 May 2024
Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo celebrate with Erik ten Hag

Manchester United teenage pair Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo expressed their delight at helping Manchester United win the Emirates FA Cup against rivals Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday.

The duo became the first pair of teenagers to both score in an FA Cup Final in the first half of the game and then helped their team survive a City fightback in the second.

Mainoo clinched the Player of the Match award for his efforts and after the game both players described the famous victory as a dream come true.

Alejandro Garnacho told the BBC:

"It is an incredible win. Nobody believed in us but this day with these fans is an incredible moment for us. We fought like it was the last game of our lives and we are very happy. The fans are incredible and we have to say thank you to them. Whether we lose or win they are always there, home games or away games and Wembley now. Kobbie is the best player in the squad and he's also the youngest. What a player and we are also very good friends so I'm very happy for him."

Kobbie Mainoo in action at Wembley

Kobbie Mainoo told the BBC:

"It means absolutely everything. It's been a tough season of ups and downs and recently all we've had to look forward to is this final. It's so big to win it back after last year. I was in the stands watching then. It's incredible. We knew we had to come together and the staff and players this week have been amazing. The preparation has been spot on. We've shown we can compete and we can win games, it's such a big win on such a big stage. It's been an incredible week after being picked in the EURO 2024 squad but right now I just want to concentrate on this, I can't look too far ahead."

By Adam Drury