Roy Keane is convinced that there are about six players who shouldn’t play for Manchester United again after their horrid performances against Manchester City.
Man City gave Man United a footballing lesson after they thrashed The Red Devils 4-1 at Etihad on Sunday evening to maintain their spot at the top whilst putting United’s top-four chances in the balance.
Manchester United showed no desire of putting out a fight against Man City in the second half, despite trailing 2-1 at half-time.
It was as though the Reds threw in the towel midway through the second half, which eventually gave Pep Guardiola’s men the chance to finish the job off.
Riyad Mahrez scored a brace in the last 25 minutes of the game, with Manchester United failing to produce a single shot in the entire second half.
Roy Keane accused Man United players of spending more time on themselves rather than the job they have to do on the pitch.
The Irishman also slammed Manchester United attacking players for their inability to help win the ball back, concluding that there are about six players who are not supposed to be Man United players.
With a proper assessment of Keane’s comments, one would easily guess that the likes of Fred, Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire, and Paul Pogba are amongst the six players he thought shouldn’t be playing for United again.
Roy Keane told Sky Sports “Who’s running that dressing room? These guys seem more bothered about ‘How am I looking? How’s my hair looking? Are my boots nice? — You leave your ego at the door when you play for Manchester United.
“I’m looking at the Manchester United fans and they’re not daft. They’re watching their team and seeing they’re not fighting. There are no excuses.”
Roy Keane added: “Manchester United gave up and in a derby, in any game, it’s unforgivable. I can forgive mistakes, but not running back, not trying to tackle — there are five or six players out there who shouldn’t play for Manchester United again.
“There is no hiding place in top-level sport. We’ve all lost football matches but it’s the way they’ve [Man United] lost it.
“You expect them surely to play with a bit of pride but that’s a reflection of where the team is at the moment.
“If you can’t run back and put your body on the line when you’re playing for Manchester United, it’s shameful.”
Kevin de Bruyne scored the opener early in the game from a close-range but Jadon Sancho scored the equaliser with a beautiful curl.
The Belgian would restore Man City’s lead midway through the first half after smashing a loose ball inside United’s box.