Roy Keane names Manchester United star who ‘proved’ him wrong after ‘outstanding’ FA Cup performance

Manchester United legends Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane

Manchester United players proved their critics wrong with their FA Cup triumph REUTERS/Carl Recine

Roy Keane admits that he was wrong about Bruno Fernandes after Manchester United’s captain put up an excellent performance in the FA Cup final.

Manchester United were a team to be reckoned with at Wembley. There was passing coherence, smartly-executed runs, and defensive cohesiveness.

The players clearly gave it their all for the silverware and the 2-1 scoreline, courtesy of goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo stands testament to that. Of course, Jeremy Doku’s late consolation goal did raise the jitters for a bit but the team was compact enough to get over it.

In particular, Bruno Fernandes was a thorough player and impressed on the pitch.

Roy Keane hails Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes

In fact, one of his most vocal critics had very good things to say about the Portuguese star, who showed his creative class with an impeccable pass for Mainoo’s strike.

Speaking about the FA Cup final to ITV Sport Roy Keane admitted:

“I’ve been critical of Bruno over the years, but I’m happy to be proved wrong. His leadership today was outstanding. We’ve always mentioned how brilliant he’s been as a player, but you know, I’m just pleased for the fans.”

Keane went on to add rather convincingly:

“It’s been a frustrating few months. Yeah, we’re quick to criticise, and Man City didn’t play well today, but it’s about United today, and you’ve got to enjoy these moments.”

There were murmurs that Fernandes might be exit-bound this transfer window but would decide on his future only after the Euros.

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However, fans will now be hoping that this FA Cup result will change the 29-year-old’s mind if he indeed is considering a departure from the club.

The management would be very naive indeed to let go of Fernandes this window after how instrumental his leadership presence has proven for the dressing room.