Manchester United fans mock Man City 115 charges in eight-word X-rated FA Cup chant

-Credit: (Image: 2024 Jacques Feeney/Offside)
-Credit: (Image: 2024 Jacques Feeney/Offside)

Manchester United fans are celebrating a shock 2-1 FA Cup final win over arch rivals Manchester City in what is an avenging of last year’s showpiece defeat.

The red half of Wembley was sent into raptures twice during the first half thanks to goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo. United soaked up City pressure in the second half to hang on and, despite conceding a Jeremy Doku goal, lift the trophy for the 13th time.

It’s Erik ten Hag’s second trophy as United boss having won the League Cup last season - and it might be his last. The Dutchman entered the game on the back of rumours that he would be dismissed after the final, regardless of the result.

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But he and United fans were elated after full-time having upset the odds to defeat their nemesis. United supporters were revelling in it throughout the second half, mocking Man City for the financial charges levelled against them by the Premier League.

The club is facing 115 allegations of financial wrongdoing between 2009 and 2018, charges that moot illicit sourcing and uncooperation. Man City deny all charges and have vowed to clear their name in this year’s hearing.

United fans nevertheless kept reminding City supporters of the allegations against the, chanting ‘You cheating ********, you know what you are’ multiple times throughout the match.

Premier League chief Richard Masters has refused to disclose the start date of the Profit & Sustainability Rules hearing, but it is anticipated to start before the end of the calendar year.

In a statement at the time the charges were levelled in February 2023, Man City said: “Manchester City FC is surprised by the issuing of these alleged breaches of the Premier League Rules, particularly given the extensive engagement and vast amount of detailed materials that the EPL has been provided with.

“The Club welcomes the review of this matter by an independent Commission, to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence that exists in support of its position. As such we look forward to this matter being put to rest once and for all.”