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Roy Keane: The game was there for the taking

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United great Roy Keane believes his former side missed a huge opportunity to beat Arsenal after their disappointing draw.

The clash ended 1-1 with fans on both sides and neutrals feeling rather underwhelmed by the occasion.

It’s safe to say the fixture was a far cry from a classic and better quality was needed to justify the attention this match received.

Scott McTominay scored a fantastic long-range effort but his hard work was undone by Axel Tuanzebe‘s error which allowed Arsenal to break through and net the equaliser.

United had more chances through the young Scotsman and Marcus Rashford but unfortunately failed to convert either effort.

According to Manchester Evening News, Keane said: “In the second half I thought it was shocking – United lacked a bit of belief to finish it off.

“The game was there for the taking for United, they will be kicking themselves. I’m not sure what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would take from it, not too many positives.”

To be fair to Keane there was more context as he also discussed the need to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the young Manchester United players a chance to grow.

He also warned supporters it will get worse before it gets better and so everyone may be in for a rough ride this season.

If Solskjaer wasn’t looking before, he must surely have an eye on one or two creative prospects to bring in during the January transfer window as they could’ve potentially made the difference tonight in a lacklustre match.

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