Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, has criticized midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, following the Red Devils’ Carabao Cup semi-final 2-0 defeat against Manchester City on Wednesday night.
Keane said Fernandes did not perform well for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men against Man City at Old Trafford.
The Irishman believes Fernandes still has to prove he is a ‘top player’, adding that the Portugal international did not turn up for United against Pep Guardiola’s side.
Two goals from John Stones and Fernandinho secured the victory for the Citizens who will take on Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup final in April.
“It’s not easy, it’s not easy winning football trophies,” Keane told Sky Sports after the match.
“Fernandes has had great praise, and over the past month, people have been comparing him to people like Eric Cantona, etcetera.
“But Cantona [won trophies]. Fernandes didn’t really do much tonight.
“The top players turn up on the big occasions, and that’s what the Cantona’s used to do to get their hands on trophies.
“And that’s where this team is a little bit short.”
Keane added, “They will probably need one or two more players to come into the squad, no doubt, and the mentality they need – may be the confidence of winning this semi-final to get them over the line, and then you get momentum.
“And they just didn’t quite have it tonight. But credit to City. United were up against an outstanding Manchester City team tonight who turned up and put on a good show.”