Roy Keane slams ‘shameful’ Manchester United players after Manchester City thrashing

Roy Keane slams 'shameful' Manchester United players after Manchester City thrashing

Roy Keane has slammed Manchester United players after they succumbed to rather a disgraceful defeat to Manchester City.

Man City recorded a comfortable 4-1 win over Man United at Etihad on Sunday evening, to put United’s top-four chances in the balance.

Kevin de Bruyne scored twice in the first half but Jadon Sancho’s beautiful curl came in between.

United trail 2-1 at halftime after a competitive action from both sides.

After the interval, The Red Devils showed no desire of getting back into the game.

Instead the home side would score two late goals to hand Ralf Rangnick a disturbing, embarrassing defeat.

Roy Keane slammed United players for their inability to play like proper players, insisting they put more focus on their lifestyle rather than their jobs they have to do on the pitch.

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.”

Manchester United did not have a single shot in the second half and Keane accused United players of giving up in a game as big as a Manchester derby.

Roy Keane slams Manchester United players after Manchester City defeat
Roy Keane slams Manchester United players after Manchester City defeat

And also criticised United attacking players for their inability to track back and help the team out when under attack.

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 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.”

Manchester United will host Tottenham at Old Trafford next weekend in the Premier League.

The Red Devils will look to bounce back to winning ways in time for their round of 16 second leg against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League three days after the Spurs’ clash.