Two David de Gea mistakes have proven costly as Chelsea beats Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley to secure a place in the FA Cup final.

Olivier Giroud scored his 16th goal of the FA Cup to give Chelsea the advantage, wondering if De Gea could have done better, 11 minutes after Eric Bailly had received comprehensive treatment for a nasty-looking head injury.

Many naysayers who believe that De Gea is in permanent decline were out of action less than a minute in the second half as the Spaniard let Mason Mount ‘s theoretical attempt to squirt through his hands to allow Chelsea to double their lead.

United look shorn from the vigor they showed in battle late. Harry Maguire’s 74th-minute goal ended a disappointing day, with Bruno Fernandes’ late penalty a mere consolation as the Blues sealed the semi-final win ensuring that they finish their third FA Cup in four seasons as they take on Arsenal on August 1.

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