Roy Keane has held no punches in his criticism of the Manchester United squad following last week’s dismissal of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked after his side’s embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford.
Solskjaer initially took over on an interim basis in 2018 but was rewarded for his fine work with the permanent gig after just four months in charge, a spell which included that incredible turnaround win against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Despite finishing in the top three in both of his full seasons in charge of the side, Solskjaer was sacked earlier this month after a disastrous run of form.
Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has now strongly criticised the current crop of players at the club, arguing they threw Solskjaer under the bus with their lacklustre efforts, as seen below.
🗣 "These lads have done what I predicted and thrown him under the bus."
Roy Keane says the Man United players are like robots and questions whether Ole was too nice to them pic.twitter.com/Nr15qLxXL5
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 28, 2021
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SN’s verdict on Keane’s comments…
The former Reds captain is understandably reluctant to criticise his old team-mate but I don’t think there was any case of players downing tools or not doing their utmost to arrest United’s barren run.
It was becoming increasingly clear that Manchester United were being undercoached and ultimately, the work being done in training wasn’t doing it anymore for the players.
The current squad is made up mostly of players Solskjaer brought to the club and their mentality can’t be questioned – it was merely a case of players not responding to what the manager wanted.
It doesn’t always have to be frictional, sometimes it just doesn’t work out and that’s what happened under Solskjaer.