Man Utd player ratings vs Man City: Surely David de Gea can't stay as No.1?! Goalkeeper's error proves costly in FA Cup final loss

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Manchester United pushed Manchester City all the way in the FA Cup final, but when they needed David de Gea to stay on his toes in the tough moments, the goalkeeper fell badly short. The Spaniard was left flummoxed by Ilkay Gundogan's unstoppable volley - the fastest goal ever scored in an FA Cup final - but he really should have done better with the German midfielder's second goal.

De Gea may have had limited visibility due to a crowded penalty area, but the ball seemed to bounce towards his corner in slow motion and he was far too slow to get across goal.

City's second goal arrived after United had admirably fought their way back into the game and equalised through Bruno Fernando's penalty, even if they were fortunate to be awarded it for an accidental handball - spotted by VAR - by Jack Grealish.

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United's best hope of an equaliser lay in substitute Alejandro Garnacho, but the truth is City deserved to win the game. The fact United stayed in the match after a nightmare start shows the team are still heading in the right direction.

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