Manchester United legend Roy Keane has blasted his former side for their shocking performance vs Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went with a full-strength XI after resting everyone in the previous match vs Leicester City.
That rest wasn’t justified as the players put in a display that was largely lacking fight, composure or even concentration.
Keane was known for his leadership skills and fighting spirit and it’s safe to say some of those with United now could do with some more of that.
The Red Devils didn’t have much to play for vs their fierce rivals but fans would’ve still wanted a result and so were horribly let down.
🗣 Roy Keane: "United were all over the place, poor performance from them, poor mentality, but credit to Liverpool – attacking-wise, they were almost back to their best." [Sky]
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Keane has hit the nail on the head here and unfortunately it is a recurring issue with Manchester United.
When the stakes are low, the players tend to switch off or no longer feel the need to bring the intensity they would otherwise show.
A win vs Liverpool would’ve solidified their second-place finish but now they’ve put themselves at risk of undoing all their season’s work.
Fans will be hoping a better attitude is shown when the players take on Villareal in the Europa League final towards the end of the month.