After Fulham’s victory, Roy Keane unleashed an outrageous rant in which he condemned Manchester United’s “attitude” and expressed concern that the team’s negative traditions would become ingrained in the club’s culture.
ROY KEANE called “lucky” Manchester United out after the Red Devils rallied to beat Fulham in the FA Cup quarterfinals.
In a tumultuous two-minute span, the Londoners self-destructed when manager Marco Silva and players Willian and Aleksandar Mitrovic were sent off.
After consulting the VAR monitor, referee Chris Kavanagh awarded a penalty to United and sent Willian off for handling on the line.
The check resulted in a red card for Fulham manager Silva, and Mitrovic was sent off shortly after Willian for what appeared to be an attempted shove on referee Kavanagh.
After going down early on a Mitrovic goal, the Red Devils rallied for a win thanks to goals from Marcel Sabitzer, Bruno Fernandes, and Sabitzer again.
Old Trafford legend Keane was not pleased with the team’s effort despite the 3-1 victory.
The priority was getting into the next round, but I still think the manager will be hugely disappointed with what he saw,” Keane said on ITV after securing a semi-final matchup with Brighton at Wembley.
Naturally Fulham self-destructed, but United were so poor it was unbelievable.
It’s better to be lucky than good, sometimes,” he said when asked if United have gotten lucky in this year’s FA Cup.
Fulham have found their footing in the last few games, and today was more of the same self-destruction that has been so beneficial to them in their home draws.
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Cup competitions require luck, and United has had more than its share so far this season.
Despite Erik ten Hag’s team having a fantastic season, Keane said that “bad habits” have crept into their “DNA” in recent weeks.
He went on, “I lost some of that self-assurance just by watching them. One might have thought, “yeah, they’re up for it,” about a month or two ago.
I don’t mind when they try to play in the moment, but right now it seems to be in their genes.
“I think they’ve gone into some real bad habits.”
United have already secured the League Cup under Ten Hag, and now only Brighton stands in their way of another cup final.
But Keane said that if they play like they did on Sunday against the Seagulls in the semi-final, their cup run will be over.
Almost as if they’re coming in thinking, ‘we’ve got quality players, we’re Man United, we’re going to win football matches,'” he said.
But if they show up for the semi-final with that mentality, Brighton will win.
But you know United’s going to get a slap in the face.