Roy Keane takes aim at David de Gea as dismal FA Cup final ‘highlights’ emerge

David de Gea has been blasted by Roy Keane and Man United fans for his FA Cup final performance…

David De Gea of Manchester United looks dejected following the team’s defeat in the Emirates FA Cup Final.

Roy Keane did not mince his words when he spoke about David de Gea’s performance in Manchester United’s FA Cup final defeat against rivals Manchester City.

And his opinions have been echoed by United’s fans as a compilation of the Spaniard’s errors surfaced after the match.

It was a game to forget for De Gea in the end.

The Red Devils started in the worst possible way, conceding the fastest goal in FA Cup final history when Ilkay Gundogan scored a screamer within 13 seconds.

It looked as if fortunes might have been turning when Jack Grealish was then controversially penalised for a handball, with Bruno Fernandes calmly scoring the penalty.

But another effort from Gundogan put City ahead the second time, as his shinned volley found the back of the net in the second half.

Roy Keane takes aim at David de Gea as dismal FA Cup final 'highlights' emerge

The German’s goal in the 51st minute was enough for City to get hold on the trophy, meaning that they are now potentially 90 minutes away from completing a historic treble.

But United goalkeeper De Gea came under significant criticism for the second goal.

Gundogan’s effort bounced off the Wembley turf twice on its way in, and although the Premier League golden glove winner got a touch, it was not enough to send it wide.

Manchester United’s David De Gea is unable to stop Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan scoring his sides second goal.
And United legend Keane was not happy at all with the goalkeeper.

The Irishman has previously criticised De Gea, saying that United need to move on from the Spaniard if they want to excel.

And he reiterated his point after the game ended.

“They need a new goalkeeper and world-class striker, I’m sick of saying it!” he told ITV Sport, as per the Manchester Evening News.

“De Gea’s not good enough, he is not going to be the one to take United back to winning trophies.”

Brutal remarks from Keane. And fans have backed his point up by creating a compilation of De Gea’s errors at Wembley.

A lot of the footage focuses on his distribution, with the 32-year-old launching inaccurate long balls forward to try and start attacks.

There are other clips which hint at De Gea not coming to claim crosses, and, of course, the supposed error for the second goal makes the cut.

De Gea’s contract expires this summer and is yet to sign a new deal after making 545 appearances for United.

But to the frustration of both Keane and some United fans, manager Erik ten Hag has previously said that he wants De Gea to stay.

“I think we want him to stay and he wants to stay so I think we will find each other,” he said.

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Roy Keane takes aim at David de Gea as dismal FA Cup final 'highlights' emerge

Manchester United fans have criticised their team for a lack of effort in their 2-1 defeat to their rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup final yesterday.

In a game of such magnitude, especially for United fans with the chance to stop City from achieving the treble, their effort on the pitch concerned some fans.

After just 13 seconds, City were already 1-0 up thanks to an İlkay Gündoğan rocket from outside the box, but it was the defensive effort and the lack of tracking from Manchester United midfielders and defenders that led to the goal, and set the tone early for United, and not in a good way.

As the game progressed, there were spells where United tried to get forward, but they just could not pass through City’s solid midfield and defensive lines to create any real chances.

It was only thanks to a VAR check and an on-field review which led to a soft penalty given to Manchester United due to Jack Grealish’s arm being in the air as Aaron Wan-Bissaka attempted to cross the ball into the box. Bruno scored from the spot to bring United level in the 33rd minute of the game.

From then on, it was all City for the rest of the game, aside from a couple of chances from 18-year-old substitute Alejandro Garnacho in the closing stages of the match.

Manchester United fan and YouTuber Mark Goldbridge, known as the main presenter on the United Stand, was tweeting throughout the game expressing his disappointment with his team.

At the end of the game he tweeted: “Some of those players don’t get it and never will, City deserved that.”

This drew a lot of reaction from football fans alike and one response in particular showed evidence of it too.

One Twitter user posted a clip showing Manchester United’s Player of the Season Marcus Rashford not even contending for an aerial ball, and instead choosing to back out completely and ball-watch with the caption: “This sums it up and wasn’t the only time Rashford just watched.”

This drew a lot more criticism, with one Twitter user commenting: “If that was Pogba or Martial, they’d of got cooked differently!!” alluding to the media bias of English stars.

Another Twitter user simply said what many were thinking: “Shirts too big for them.”

Other fans gave a much more measured criticism of the game they had seen, however, with one user on Twitter saying: “Today highlighted how much we need a striker, better midfield options and a new goalkeeper. We lost the midfield, had nothing up front, and De Gea shouldn’t have let the second goal plus some terrible distribution. We need a better spine.”

On the other hand, some fans on the red side of Manchester tried to take a more positive and holistic approach to the analysis of the game and taking the opposition team into account.

One Twitter user said: “Couldn’t have asked for much more. Can’t be too negative when the far superior team in world football wins by a single goal, we also had a couple of big chances and limited City to very little overall.”

İlkay Gündoğan’s second goal was argued to be a saveable effort from fans and football pundits alike, and the 22/23 Premier League Golden Glove winner was not at his best when it ultimately counted.

Some Manchester United legends even argue that a new goalkeeper needs to be brought into the squad in order for the team to be able to compete with the likes of City and Arsenal for the Premier League title going forward.


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