Video: Roy Keane slams Fred for conceding free-kick that lead to Southampton goal

Roy Keane did not hold back in his criticism of Fred after the Manchester United midfielder conceded a free-kick that lead to Southampton’s second goal at St Mary’s.

The Saints doubled their lead against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men through James Ward-Prowse’s superb set-piece. 

But the goal was easily preventable as Fred hastily took down Moussa Djenepo just outside the penalty area.

Ward-Prowse has netted three direct free-kicks in the Premier League this season, and there is a sense of inevitably when the 26-year-old stands over a dead ball situation.

Roy Keane was furious with Fred in the Sky Sports studio at half-time, suggesting the Brazilian all but gave a penalty away with his ‘lazy’ decision.

Keane reiterated that he has been a long-term critic of Fred and that it was poor decision-making to haul Djenepo down within Ward-Prowse’s ideal range.

Listen to Keane’s thoughts on Fred below, via Sky Sports:

EDIT: Bruno Fernandes has offered United a lifeline by halving the deficit with half an hour to go. 

The Portuguese playmaker drilled home after Edinson Cavani’s pin-point cross.

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