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Roy Keane blasts ‘useless’ West Ham defending in 3-1 FA Cup loss at Manchester United

Roy Keane blasted West Ham United’s defenders after they suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss at Manchester United in the FA Cup on Wednesday night. 

The Hammers were in the ascendancy after Said Benrahma broke the deadlock with a superb long-range strike early in the second half. 

However, the Red Devils restored parity in the 77th minute through Nayef Aguerd’s own goal. 

Alejandro Garnacho then curled in a superb 90th-minute goal before Fred added a third to put United into the last eight of the competition

Keane blasted West Ham in his post-match analysis, calling their defence ‘useless’. 

He told ITV (via the Daily Mail): “Defensively West Ham were shocking. Absolutely useless second half. They gave up three goals. Give United all the credit for the reaction – we said that at half-time, the really good teams find a way to win.

“That’s what they’ve done tonight. Set piece delivery, we saw that at the weekend. Contribution from subs, Fred scoring (this time). No surprises what we’ve seen tonight. 

“The two lads here (Joe Cole and Ian Wright) are obviously happy with West Ham’s performance tonight. But honestly, it’s laughable.”

West Ham claimed a huge 4-0 victory over Nottingham Forest last weekend to relieve some pressure on manager David Moyes. However, they failed to build on that impressive win at Old Trafford. 

The Hammers were the better side for most of the game, but defensive mistakes and failure to convert their chances ultimately cost them.

Michail Antonio and Benrahma squandered opportunities in the first half, with David de Gea brilliant between the sticks. 

Erik ten Hag made some changes, but it was West Ham who took the lead through Benrahma. 

The Hammers had chances to extend their advantage, but Pablo Fornals and Antonio missed opportunities. 

They were made to pay for their mistakes as Garnacho and Fred scored to knock the Hammers out of the FA Cup. 

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