A legendary figure delivered a scathing verdict as Manchester United narrowly escaped an all-time choke in the FA Cup semi-final, expressing embarrassment despite the victory.

Manchester United survived an astonishing collapse to defeat Coventry on penalties in a memorable FA Cup clash on Sunday, securing a second consecutive FA Cup final showdown against Manchester City.

Erik ten Hag’s squad clinched the shootout victory at Wembley with a 4-2 result, with Rasmus Hojlund netting the decisive spot kick after the teams were deadlocked at 3-3 following extra time.

The match epitomized the tumultuous season for Ten Hag’s side, who have struggled in the Premier League and endured a forgettable Champions League campaign.

United seemed poised for an easy victory as they raced to a 3-0 lead against their Championship opponents under the London sun, courtesy of goals from Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire, and Bruno Fernandes.

However, the team’s recent penchant for squandering leads reared its head once again. Second-half goals from Ellis Simms and Callum O’Hare revived hope for the 1987 FA Cup winners, while Haji Wright leveled from the penalty spot in the 95th minute, completing a remarkable comeback.

United legend Roy Keane expressed bewilderment at how the Premier League giants managed to celebrate the win despite relinquishing a 3-0 lead to a Championship side. Keane also questioned the team’s character once more, noting, “Some of the United players and supporters weren’t going over the top with the celebrations. They were almost embarrassed to win at the end.”

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