United legend Roy Keane hammered his ex sides performance in yesterday’s game against West Ham.
The Metro reported that Solskjaer said afterwards that he was happy with the character shown and felt the match could have gone either way, but Keane – who played alongside Solskjaer – believes the Norwegian will not be at all happy with what he saw at the London Stadium.
Speaking on Sky Sports where Keane has been analyst he told Sky Sports:
“Listen, I’ve known Ole a long time, one of the nicest lads you’ll ever meet, and I can tell just by his eyes he’s fuming.
“I think he’s disgusted. Like any manager he’s going to come out and try and defend his team, but he talks about characters and leaders: the proof is in the pudding.
“Managers can back their players all they want, but it’s what they do on the pitch when the referee blows that whistle and we didn’t see that today.
“We keep talking about Manchester United, we look at the first goal, it’s about the basics of football, closing people down, sprinting to people. The first goal summed up where Man United are at the moment.
“For all the lack of quality, all the lack of goal threat – the young boy James has come in, they’re almost depending on him to try and win a game. He’s a young kid coming in from Swansea. He’s still learning his trade, they’re almost hanging their hat on him.
“Rice and Noble ran the midfield today, I thought they were excellent. I feel for Ole. I think his head must be spinning. ‘The reality is, they’re just not good enough a lot of these players.
We can be critical of players who don’t sprint or close down, but a lot of these players aren’t good enough for Manchester United. It’s as simple as that. And we’ll be having these same conversations over the course of the season. Just not good enough. Where do you start with this team?
“I didn’t see anyone digging each other out. We talk about the goalkeeper, Maguire, experienced players. I think my head is spinning as well, I’ll be joining Ole!”.
Club in Crisis
The club seem to be in crisis and still suffering from the aftermath of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
Six years have passed since the keys were handed over and the club/team is barely recognisable from what they were.
I can’t help feel but feel the club made massive mistakes from appointing David Moyes right through to Jose Mourinho.