You can’t count Weghorst- Richard Keys takes aim at Wout Weghorst for lacklustre performance in Manchester United FA Cup match

Mar 22, 2023

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Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys has criticised Wout Weghorst, the Manchester United striker, for his performance in the FA Cup match against Fulham. Keys praised referee Chris Kavanagh for his handling of the game, which saw Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic sent off for pushing the official. Despite Mitrovic’s moment of madness costing his team the game, Keys claimed that United would have struggled to beat Fulham even if they had played with ten men.

In his blog, Keys wrote: “The way United were playing, I’d have fancied Fulham to beat them with 10 anyway. Sending Willian off only evened things up. United only had 10 on. You can’t count Weghorst. When he lost control, Mitrovic cost Fulham any chance of winning the game.”

Keys also praised Kavanagh’s performance, stating: “Kavanagh was terrific and got every call right – including denying Mitrovic a pen in the first half, the incident that sparked Marco Silva’s fury.” However, he criticised United midfielder Bruno Fernandes for his involvement in the game, claiming that the player should have been suspended after an incident in their defeat at Anfield.

“It was an irony that Fernandes got a couple because he should be serving a ban. I still don’t know how he escaped an FA charge after he man-handled the assistant at Anfield. The FA were weak and should’ve charged him. My Mum used to tell me that ‘you reap what you sow’. The FA certainly did this weekend.”

Mitrovic should be banned for sometime- Keys

Keys also called for Mitrovic to be banned for his actions, stating: “Mitrovic should be banned for some time for his ridiculous attack on the ref. What was going through his mind?”

Despite Keys’ criticism, Manchester United went on to win the game 1-0, thanks to a goal from Paul Pogba. The victory sees them progress to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, where they will face Leicester City.

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