Roy Keane labels Man Utd ‘the new Spurs’ as he slams ‘weak, desperate’ display
Roy Keane has dubbed Manchester United the “new Spurs” in a fiery rant.
United suffered their first defeat of the season in a dismal 2-0 showing at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Erik ten Hag’s side should have gone into the break ahead, with both Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes missing golden opportunities.
The Red Devils emerged in the second-half a shadow of themselves while Spurs put them under constant pressure. The home side were rewarded with a Pape Matar Sarr tap-in in the 49th, followed by an even softer goal after Ben Davies’ attempt deflected in off Lisandro Martinez 83 minutes in.
United legend and Sky Sports pundit Keane was never likely to mince his words after witnessing the shambolic second-half display. And he directed a verbal tirade at the players for their lack of “fight” after the final whistle.
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Keane fumed: “I think Man United are the new Spurs. Desperate, absolutely desperate. [The] biggest insult I can think of is that they’re easy to play against.
“I always think about teams who can’t do it away from home. They fancy it when their home fans are in front of them and they’ve got that support. United go away today, second-half, weak, no leadership, gave bad goals away.
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“You’ve got to show some belief, desire, fight. Rashford played through the middle again. He’s like a child up there. He’s obviously not happy and his body language suggests that. But you have to do a job for the team tonight.”
It comes after United scraped a 1-0 win over Wolves in their opening game of the Premier League season on Monday. Raphael Varane scored the winner, though the Black Country outfit created the better chances.
Ten Hag’s side were overrun in midfield on that occasion and were fortunate that Gary O’Neil’s men couldn’t find the net in his first match in charge.
Keane had also questioned the lack of communication between the midfield three and criticised forwards Alejandro Garnacho, Marcus Rashford and Antony for their work-rates.
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