Roy Keane reacts after David de Gea’s mistake in Manchester United defeat

Manchester United's David de Gea during the match.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was at fault for Manchester City’s winner REUTERS/Andrew Yates.

Manchester United fought hard but fell short against Manchester City, who secured their second trophy of the season with a 2-1 win in the FA Cup final. The noisy neighbours are just one stop away from matching United’s treble feat of 1999.

Ilkay Gundogan scored the fastest goal in the FA Cup final to put City ahead. His 11th-second volley left the United backline stranded and City teammates and fans in awe.

Bruno Fernandes’ equaliser minutes after the half-hour mark also raised eyebrows, but less because of the brilliance of the Portuguese’ cold strike from 12 yards and more due to VAR’s decision to review the handball against Jack Grealish, leading to Paul Tierney pointing to the spot.

Regardless, the Red Devils did well to come back into the game and head into the half-time break level.

But in the second half, United players were once caught ball-watching, allowing Gundogan to test David de Gea from the edge of the box once again. His second attempt towards the goal was much tamer than the first, as he could only connect the ball with his shin.

The Spanish goalkeeper, however, did no better and only managed to push the ball into the bottom corner. A disappointing effort from the 32-year-old, whose best trait is widely considered to be his shot-stopping. With the ball at his feet, he was even more underwhelming, as his below-par distribution helped City to enjoy the lion’s share of possession.

Roy Keane, who has been a vocal critic of United’s Number 1, once again underlined the need for strengthening in that position. The club legend also suggested United need a clinical finisher.

“They [United] need a new goalkeeper and world class striker, I’m sick of saying it,” Keane told ITV.

The resilient off-ball structure that Erik ten Hag implemented at Wembley did help his side keep City players quiet for large parts of the game. At the opposite end, United were able to take more shots than City, but failed to put the ball into the back of the net as many times before the final whistle.

To challenge Pep Guardiola’s men, Ten Hag will need to address both issues ahead of the new season.