Manchester United legend, Roy Keane believes the club’s FA Cup fourth-round defeat to Middlesbrough on Friday will affect the Red Devils’ next fixtures.
Keane said he expected the former Premier League title holders to defeat the Championship side after putting up a fantastic performance in the first half.
Championship side Boro recorded a surprising win in the FA fourth round progressing to the fifth round on an 8-7 penalty shoot-out victory.
Jadon Sancho put United into a deserved lead and Matt Crooks levelled for the visitors in the second half with the game headed into extra time and penalty shootout.
“You have to be critical of Manchester United. The first half, they were fantastic, but they are playing a Championship team at home in the cup,” Keane told ITV.
“Obviously, it’s not good enough. Defeat changes the mood. It changes the mood in the ground as well.
“The fans would have been thinking they would win tonight and, being at home, I fully expected them to beat a Championship team.
“But now, it just adds more and more pressure to the upcoming games.”
FA Cup: Roy Keane reveals what Middlesbrough’s win would do to Man United