Manchester United are in action this afternoon as they face fellow strugglers Tottenham, who go into the meeting with a 1-0 loss to West Ham behind them.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at the helm of the Old Trafford club and last weekend’s embarrassing defeat to Liverpool certainly hasn’t been forgotten just yet.
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane, who has been assigned to cover the game for Sky Sports, was particularly scathing in his assessment of the Reds prior to tonight’s clash with Tottenham.
🗣 "A lot rubbish coming out from players, apologies left right and centre, it's no good, It's all rubbish."
Roy Keane doesn't sugar coat his assessment of the current situation at Manchester United following the Liverpool defeat pic.twitter.com/B8fVG6Ze0D
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 30, 2021
“It was an embarrassing performance,” Keane said on last week’s defeat to Liverpool. “I heard Bryan Robson speak during the week and he felt that players gave up, which I feel is the biggest insult. Unacceptable, a lot of talk this week, a lot of rubbish, apologies left, right, and center.
“Just get on with the game and turn up. Give everything you’ve got for the club and they didn’t do that last week. The performances haven’t been great this season but remember the previous week, they gave up four against Leicester, who aren’t exactly at the top of their game.”
Solskjaer refrained from making a host of changes from the side which lost to Liverpool but introduced Edinson Cavani, who will lead the line with Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time.
Raphael Varane, who has missed the last three games after sustaining an injury with France, makes his return to the side as Solskjaer switches to a three-at-the-back formation.