Roy Keane launched a scathing attack on Manchester United’s midfield duo of Scott McTominay and Fred.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United are limping over the line. Back-to-back horrendous performances will undoubtedly have that dressing room feeling pretty glum – which isn’t ideal given we have a cup final on the horizon.
Liverpool deserved to win 4-2, in all seriousness, it probably should have been more. Again, it just highlights that this Manchester United squad isn’t ready to compete for major honours as there’s still work to do on the playing squad.
All the talk has been about signing a new centre-half or right-winger. Perhaps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to look in the engine room to find the heart of Manchester United’s problems…
Roy Keane certainly seems to think so, with the former United captain placing the blame at the door of Scott McTominay and Fred.
The United legend would lay into the duo, claiming that the Reds won’t be winning trophies with these guys playing regularly at the heart of our team…
Check out what Keano had to say here:
‘As long as those two players are playing in midfield for Manchester United, they will not be winning any big trophies.
‘Okay, they have got the Europa League final in a few weeks. But they are only there because they came up short in the Champions League.
‘The last few days, I can’t believe how short United are.’
I think what hurts the ‘McFred’ midfield is inconsistent play. The Scotland international either looks superb or poor, there’s no in between. As for Fred, the majority of the time, he just cannot string passes together, which is probably the most important aspect of his job…
It has been a massive wake-up call watching these two recently. They’re decent squad players to have in and around the dressing room to fill in when needed. That said, I just don’t see these guys being able to compete against the best of the best – as yesterday night proved.
Now it’s down to Solskjaer to adequately replace them. I’m not sure Donny van de Beek is the answer, while that job gets even harder if Paul Pogba decides to leave.
Hopefully, this pair can do just about enough to get us over the line in the Europa League final, but suddenly, I’m nowhere near as confident as I once was.
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