Antonio Valencia has posted a picture on Instagram to demonstrate how much the FA Cup semi-final win is important for Manchester United.
The player who made a substitute appearance in the 62nd minute was clearly pleased with the victory.
Since Ferguson retirement, Manchester United have forgotten have to win important matches, and this win is a reminder to the players and also the fans how it is to win great games. Although they would have wanted to be competing for the Premier League, the fans and the players will take whatever comes their way at the moment, and they will have their attention set on the final now.
The semi-final was touted as being an important match for both van Gaal and Martinez since their career might depend on the victory.
It was Manchester United who started the game well and created numerous occasions through Martial but they could not score to a combination of poor decision making and excellent defending by the Everton defence.
MarouaneFellaini opened the scoring in the 34th minute after good work from Anthony Martial.
Van Gaal was pleased with the way his players perform, and he had special praises for Martial. He believes that the French player will still improve as he continues to develop. He has also praised Wayne Rooney, who played for the first time in a midfield role.
But in the second half, Everton rallied and pushed for an equalizer. In the 56th minute, they will get a penalty, but David de Gea will save Lukaku’s penalty. Everton will continue to push in the second half in order to get a goal.
In the 76th minute, Smalling will score an own goal as he attempts to clear a ball of Lukaku. This was a deserved goal for Everton as they have been the better team in the second half.
But Martial had other ideas. The Frenchman will score an important goal in injury time to beat Everton and put his team in the final.