Roy Keane has ‘lost a bit of confidence’ in Manchester United (Pictures: Getty)
Roy Keane says he has ‘lost a bit of confidence’ in Manchester United despite their FA Cup quarter-final victory over Fulham.
United benefitted from three Fulham red cards to come from a goal down to reach a record-extending 31st FA Cup semi-final.
Fulham were on course to reach only their second FA Cup semi-final after Aleksander Mitrovic put the visitors in front.
But in the space of two crazy minutes, Fulham lost two players, their manager and the lead, much to the joy and amusement of the home fans.
Attempting to make a goal-line clearance, Willian was sent off after a VAR check for blocking Jadon Sancho’s shot with his arm.
Fulham boss Marco Silva was also sent off before referee Chris Kavanagh even reached the pitchside monitor and Mitrovic became the third visitor to be given his marching orders when he grabbed the referee as he complained about the decisions.
Bruno Fernandes slotted home the penalty and Marcel Sabitzer put United in front shortly after with his first goal for the club since his January loan from Bayern Munich.
The nine men of Fulham failed to mount a comeback and Fernandes put the tie to bed with an injury-time goal, sending Manchester United into the FA Cup semi-finals, where they will meet Brighton.
While United kept their treble hopes alive, Old Trafford legend Keane was not particularly impressed by United’s performance and said Erik ten Hag would be ‘hugely disappointed’ by the display.
‘The manager will still be hugely disappointed. Man United were so poor it was unbelievable,’ Keane said on ITV.
‘They’ve found a way in the previous [FA Cu games. Today was just self-destruction from Fulham. You need a bit of luck and they’ve certainly had their fair share this season.
‘But I’ve lost a bit of confidence watching them recently. The last few games, they’ve picked up some bad habits.
‘If they turn up with that attitude in the semi-final, Brighton will beat them. Hopefully the manager gives them a bit of a kick up the back-side.’
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