Roy Keane digs out Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Man Utd needing "complete overhaul"
Roy Keane made a thinly-veiled dig at former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he discussed the job that awaits Erik ten Hag in the summer.
Solskjaer, 49, lost his job in November after a poor start to the season. The final straw was a dismal 4-1 defeat to Watford, which saw United drop down to seventh in the table. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick hasn't fared much better than his predecessor, with the Red Devils now sixth but looking likely to miss out on the Champions League next season.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Keane said he believes the squad needs a complete overhaul in the summer, but referenced recent signings Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, who joined when there was "not a good coach at the club" – a dig at Solskjaer.
"There will have to be a complete overhaul," Keane said. "Of course he can make slight improvements, but we talk about recruitment, the likes of (Jadon) Sancho and (Raphael) Varane, they have come into a team, certainly with not a good coach at the club, it is not a good dressing room and you can tell that with the performance," he added, referencing Solskjaer.
"Yes, they can go for meals and be positive and talk about the performances but they don’t show that on the pitch. It is about rebuilding the club, getting players in that will give their all week in, week out.
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"You hope the manager will have a big say in the recruitment because previous managers have come out and said they have had their hands tied, so that is the big problem so you hope the new manager comes in and takes a hold of this football club."
Ten Hag has been handed the reins at Old Trafford until the summer of 2024. The current Ajax boss would have been hoping to arrive at a club playing Champions League football next term, but recent results make that appear unlikely.
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