Manchester United winger Ashley Young has revealed that there was an unintentional thief in the dressing room following his team’s FA Cup final win last season.
The 31-year-old and his teammates, who played under the guidance of former manager Louis van Gaal, were presented with winners’ medals after overcoming Crystal Palace at Wembley last May.
The match was taken to extra time by Juan Mata after he scored in the 81st minute to cancel out Jason Puncheon’s goal three minutes prior.
Jesse Lingard nabbed the winner inside the additional half an hour, helping United to their first FA Cup trophy since 2004.
In a video with Dressing Room DJ, Young explained that he lost his medal during the post-match celebrations.
The former Aston Villa winger spotted that his medal was missing after returning to the dressing room following a routine drugs test.
At first, it could be nowhere to be found, but Young eventually realised that Marcos Rojo had picked it up by mistake.
“I was going round all the other guys, saying: ‘Look, can you just see if you’ve got an extra medal? There must be one extra one, as I’m missing mine.’
“We’d literally just got out of the stadium when I heard a voice from the back: ‘I’ve got two medals here.’ It was Marcos Rojo. He’d picked up mine, put it away in one of his kit bags, then put his own one away in his washbag as well.
“I’m very grateful Marcos decided to find my medal for me. It’s back in my possession, in my house, so I’m more than happy.”