Roy Keane slams Man Utd ‘attitude’ and fears bad habits are part of club’s DNA in outrageous rant after Fulham win
ROY KEANE hit out at “lucky” Manchester United after the Red Devils came from behind to beat Fulham in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
The Londoners self destructed as boss Marco Silva, plus Willian and Aleksandar Mitrovic, were all sent off in a chaotic two-minute spell.
ITV SPORTRoy Keane hit out at Manchester United’s performance in the FA Cup quarter-final win over Fulham[/caption]
AFPThe Red Devils came from behind to beat nine-man Fulham 3-1[/caption]
Willian was sent off for handling on the line, with referee Chris Kavanagh awarding United a penalty and giving Willian his marching orders after consulting the VAR monitor.
Fulham boss Silva was sent off during the check, while Mitrovic was dismissed shortly after Willian for appearing to barge ref Kavanagh.
Bruno Fernandes scored the resulting penalty to make it 1-1 following Mitrovic’s opener, before a Marcel Sabitzer strike, then another from Fernandes completed a comeback win for the Red Devils.
And despite the match finishing 3-1, Old Trafford icon Keane was not satisfied by the performance.
After booking a Wembley semi-final clash against Brighton, Keane said on ITV: “The priority was getting into the next round but I still think the manager will be hugely disappointed with what he saw.
“Of course Fulham self-destructed but United were so poor, it was unbelievable.”
When asked if United have been lucky in the FA Cup this season, he added: “It’s better to be lucky than good, sometimes.
“They’ve found their way in the previous games and today it was more self destruction from Fulham, and the home draws have really helped them.
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“You need luck in cup competitions and United have certainly had their fair share this season.”
Keane went on to suggest that “bad habits” have crept into United’s “DNA” in recent weeks, despite an excellent season for Erik ten Hag’s side.
He continued: “I’ve lost that little bit of confidence watching them now. About a month or two ago, you’re thinking ‘yeah they’re up for it’.
“I think it’s ok trying to play in moments every now and again but now it seems to be their DNA at the moment.
“I think they’ve gone into some real bad habits.”
Only Brighton stand in United’s way of another cup final, with Ten Hag’s side already securing the League Cup last month.
But Keane declared that a similar performance to the one on Sunday in the semi-final against the Seagulls will see their cup run come to an end.
He said: “It’s almost they’re turning up to this expecting ‘we’ve got quality players, we’re Man United we’re going to win football matches’.
“But if they turn up with that attitude for the semi-final, Brighton will beat them.
“But you expect United to get a kick up the back side.”
GettyAleksandar Mitrovic was sent off for Fulham after boss Marco Silva and Willian were also both dismissed[/caption]