Roy Keane names two Man Utd players who could ‘hurt’ Man City in FA Cup final
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It’s red against blue at Wembley this Saturday in the first-ever all-Manchester meeting in a cup final, and City are firm favourites ahead of the clash. Despite that, United ended the Premier League campaign in better form and won the last encounter between the sides.
Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford scored in a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford in January, and Keane claimed they could be the key men once again for the Red Devils at the weekend.
“I am worried for Manchester United,” the Irishman said in the latest episode of The Overlap. “Manchester City have dominated them for the past few years, but United have players like Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford who can hurt City. Wembley, the atmosphere and the fact that United have been written off – it’s dangerous.
“My worry for this United team is when they’ve gone behind and have been up against it, they’ve gone under very easily,” he added “There’s lots of occasions – Liverpool, Sevilla, Brentford, City – you’d hate for that to happen at Wembley against City.”
Therefore, Keane feels that the Red Devils must make sure they don’t concede in the early stages at Wembley on Saturday. “If City score early, you might start seeing United’s weaknesses right in front of you. That first goal is huge,” the ex-captain opined.
“It could be a fight for the first hour and just hanging in there, even with the players Manchester United have.”
However, the 51-year-old said United might suit being the underdogs in the final, and claimed they’ve shown their ability before this season to deal with adversity.
“People were writing Manchester United off against Brighton [in the semi-final], as if United couldn’t cope against Brighton, who were doing well at the time, but they turned up and they get over the line in the big games.
“They are a bit better [than they were], but on paper, Manchester City are favourites, but that just might suit United.”