Paul Pogba had a golden opportunity to score a late winner against Liverpool at Anfield during Sunday’s 0-0 draw.
United had chances to open the scoring in the second half after a cagey opener, with Pogba having the best opportunity of all.
The Frenchman found himself in space in the penalty area after Aaron Wan-Bissaka drove down the right flank.
Pogba positioned himself between Liverpool’s makeshift centre-backs – Jordan Henderson and Fabinho – and took a touch before firing at goal.
But Alisson Becker was there to block the shot and send the ball out for a corner, leaving the game scoreless.
And Roy Keane believes Pogba had to do better in that situation, and should have found the back of the net.
The pundit explained on Sky Sports that the miss could turn out to be a “huge moment” in United’s season, with Manchester City now having the chance to go top of the table if they win their two games in hand.
Keane said: “I think they will be disappointed with their two best chances of the whole game,” he said. “Liverpool obviously had a lot of possession, started well.
“But the two big chances United had in the second half, particularly the more you watch it – Pogba – they’re saying it’s a great save but he has to score.
“What a boost that would have been for United – spoiling their home record, the three points.
“Pogba, you can tell by his reaction. His first touch excellent. Oh my goodness. Has to score. Go across the goalkeeper. Anywhere but straight at him.
“It’s easy when you’re watching here but Pogba, because his first touch was so good he’s given himself the opportunity to go across the goalkeeper.
“Huge moment in the season for United.
“Credit to the keeper he stood up, made himself big but that was the chance you’d be praying for before the game.”