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Roy Keane comments on Man Utd's humiliation versus Spurs

The former United captain is never shy in criticising defensive frailties, and has labelled the performance as disgraceful

1:38pm on Friday 9th October 2020
Martin Macdonald

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane believes that some of the club's current players were a "disgrace to the badge" during last weekend's 6-1 defeat against Tottenham.

Despite taking an early lead versus Jose Mourinho's Spurs through a Bruno Fernandes penalty, United completely capitulated thereafter and eventually conceded four goals in the first half and another two in the second period.

The defending, particularly that of Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly, was highlighted for criticism afterwards.


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Keane, who famously said he would be "throwing punches" in the United dressing room after a game at the end of last season, again to Spurs, reckons the performances of the current players will cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job.

“Their performance against Spurs was disgraceful," he said on ITV during coverage of the friendly between England and Wales.

“We’ve all been in football and had bad days but I thought some of the players were a disgrace to the badge.

“There are too many bluffers and they will ultimately cost Ole his job. They threw the previous manager [Mourinho] under the bus, they’ll do exactly the same to Ole.”

After their opening three matches of the season, Man Utd are currently 16th in the Premier League table after the aforementioned loss against Spurs, a loss against Crystal Palace, and a solitary win against Brighton.

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