Roy Keane and Ian Wright agree on Coventry City after Manchester United FA Cup heartbreak

Ian Wright and Roy Keane
Ian Wright and Roy Keane had their say after Man United beat Coventry City -Credit:Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester United and Arsenal legends Roy Keane and Ian Wright praised the conduct of the Coventry City players, fans and staff after a heartbreaking FA Cup semi-final defeat.

The Sky Blues had looked dead and buried with 20 minutes remaining as they faced what looked to be an insurmountable task of overturning a three-goal deficit. However, goals from Ellis Simms, Callum O'Hare and a Haji Wright penalty had the fans dreaming of a miracle.

Mark Robins' men continued to press in extra time with Simms hitting the crossbar and Victor Torp having a goal ruled out by VAR for offside. Eventually, penalties were needed to separate the two teams.

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Despite Casemiro missing the first spot kick, O'Hare and Ben Sheaf missed their penalties which allowed Rasmus Hojlund to win the shootout 4-2 for his team. After the final whistle, United conducted a muted celebration on the pitch which was a testament to how well Coventry played.

This feeling resonated in the studio at full-time as both Keane and Wright were asked about the Sky Blues. The former United captain began on ITV Sport: "They were great quality as well.

"We thought the spirit, effort, they were 3-0 down. The Cov fans stuck with them."

Wright agreed with Keane before the Man United legend added: "Even at the end there the fans showed a lot of class.

"The players, they were great quality. Will they ever get that chance again?"

Despite a summer exodus of key players, Coventry have enjoyed a good season. While the play-offs appear out of reach, a top-half finish and an FA Cup semi-final are pleasing accomplishments for Robins' men.