Manchester United have produced yet another hapless performance in the Premier League and this time, it was bitter rivals Manchester City who got the better of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
United’s noisy neighbours made the short trip to Old Trafford and completely dominated their opponents, leaving Solskjaer and his team with little to no chance of competing.
Manchester City went into half-time 2-0 up and an attempt to recover the tumultuous first half was expected from Manchester United but instead, Pep Guardiola’s side casually saw the game out.
Former Manchester United captain and Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane has now criticised his former team for their performance against City.
🗣"It felt worst. United are so awful it's unbelievable."
Roy Keane is left speechless at full time thinking Manchester United were very poor pic.twitter.com/mlNNuIO5K8
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 6, 2021
Pictures courtesy of Sky Sports/Football Daily
“It felt worse (than against Liverpool,” Keane said in the Sky Sports studio, as seen above. “I think the goal at half-time, of course, game all over. City, different type of team to Liverpool, they were quite happy to keep the ball.
“And the just toyed with United, really. So poor, the difference in class, quality decision-making – everything. It was men versus boys, United are so off it, it’s unbelievable.
“Foden’s mentioned it’s a tough place to come (Old Trafford), it’s not. Ask Everton, ask Aston Villa, ask Liverpool, teams have come here and they’re getting a bit of joy now.
“I know Manchester United’s away record over the last couple of seasons has been fantastic but ultimately, it’s what you do at home that gives you that foundation to compete and go on and win trophies.
“I don’t know what I’m gonna say, it’s just so poor. We go back to what I look for in characters. McTominay, Fred, these players aren’t good enough for Manchester United.”
SN’s verdict on Keane’s comments…
Keane has a history of criticising Manchester United but his latest comments are bang on the money. On Saturday, Manchester United were three levels below their opponents and the scoreline flattered Solskjaer’s side.
Turning this season around is a big ask for Solskjaer and only time will tell if he will be given the chance to do so. Clearly, the tide has begun to turn surrounding his job security.
A two-week international break is now upon us and the scheduled circuit breaker is notoriously known for managerial switches – will Manchester United pull the plug?