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Roy Keane agrees with Pep Guardiola’s assessment of “outstanding” Man United star



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Roy Keane has agreed with Pep Guardiola’s assessment of one “outstanding” Manchester United star following the FA Cup final win on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester United displayed their finest form of the season as they secured a victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup final under Erik ten Hag‘s leadership.

First-half goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Player of the Match Kobbie Mainoo gave United a commanding lead that Pep Guardiola‘s Premier League champions couldn’t overcome.

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Even though Jeremy Doku scored for City, they struggled against United’s tactical discipline and ultimately fell short. Ten Hag’s team was superior and rightfully earned their win.

“When he has the ball, everything happens,” Guardiola said of Bruno Fernandes ahead of the FA Cup final.

“The influence from Bruno on that team is outstanding, unbelievable. I saw the last few games, and I said, ‘This guy is… His creativity is one of the best I’ve ever seen’. They have experience, too.”

Fernandes was fantastic for United throughout the fixture, consistently hounding the City defence and providing a world-class assist to Kobbie Mainoo for what turned out to be the winning goal.

Roy Keane, speaking after the game, agreed with Guardiola’s words, also using the word “outstanding”.

“I’ve been critical of Bruno over the years, but I’m happy to be proved wrong,” Keane told ITV.

“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.

“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.”

Speaking generally on the trophy win, he then went on to say: “Absolutely amazing. That was a proper Man United performance. They were dogged, they sat in, they played some good stuff going forward. 

“They scored two goals, and I think they had a bit of confidence coming into the game from their games against Newcastle and Brighton back scoring goals.”