Jesse Lingard insists Manchester United must be “patient” if they are to overcome Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Final this weekend.
The Old Trafford winger was an 11-year-old apprentice the last time the Red Devils lifted the trophy back in 2004 against Millwall.
Lingard, however, is warning against United’s tag of being the Wembley favourites, and has cited the Eagles’ stubborn Premier League performance against them in Manchester last month.
Alan Pardew’s side went down 2-0 but caused plenty of problems on the night before Italian defender Matteo Darmian was able to set the seal just before the hour mark.
Lingard said: “You’ve seen it at Old Trafford, Palace have got a lot of pace up front and a lot of power.
“They did sit back and let us play – they made it hard for us most of the game. I think we’ll have to be patient and careful not to force anything too early on. We have to quieten their fans down.”
The starlet added: “I think that could be another massive achievement for me [winning the FA Cup], but the club need a trophy this season and the way we can do it is by winning the FA Cup.”