Manchester United players and staff returned to the north on Sunday after their FA Cupfinal heroics.

 United stayed in a central London hotel overnight and were ferried to Euston station at lunchtime ahead of their train journey back to Manchester.

 Players and staff disembarked at Stockport station, where Marcus Rashford was photographed carrying his Cup final boots in a Megastore bag ahead of joining up with the England squad.

 While most players had cars awaiting their arrivals, the modest Sergio Romero patiently waited at the taxi rank with his wife and two young children. Head of academy Nicky Butt was also spotted, as well as United assistant manager Ryan Giggs.

 Giggs' 27-year association with United could come to an end shortly, with Jose Mourinho due to take over as manager next week.

Fosu-Mensah and Rashford were two academy graduates to emerge under Van Gaal

 Fosu-Mensah and Rashford were two academy graduates to emerge under Van Gaal

 Manager Louis van Gaal was also pictured with his wife dodging a journalist's questions, with United expected to confirm his departure and Mourinho's arrival in the coming days.

 The 64-year-old was photographed driving out of the car park - with, perhaps, some rather unfortunate signage surrounding him.

 A number of photographers, reporters and fans were at the station as Van Gaal and his players returned home.

 The manager spent his post-match press conference talking about his plans for next season with the club and refusing to discuss his position with the media.

Rashford carried his boots home in a Megastore bag

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 Rashford carried his boots home in a Megastore bag

 He said: “I gambled with youngsters this season. I thought we needed the spirit of the youngsters.

 “I believe in refreshment of my squad but it depends on what players we purchase, you cannot stay with the same squad.

 “Last summer I wanted fast wingers and we didn't do that. You are thinking everything is possible at Manchester United but it's not. We have a bigger chance than others because we are a rich club.”

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