Friday, September 29, 2023

Roy Keane says ‘Manchester United are the new Spurs’ and labels Marcus Rashford a ‘child’

Manchester United legend Roy Keane certainly did not hold back in his assessment of their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham.

Erik ten Hag’s side travelled to Spurs on Saturday after an uninspiring win over Wolves earlier in the week.

United’s performance was poor to say the leastGetty

And Keane did not hold back with his criticism of the defeat@SkySportsPL Twitter

Ange Postecoglou was seeking his first competitive win as boss at the north London side following a 2-2 draw away at Brentford.

A closely fought first half saw both sides head into the break level, but it was Spurs who took all three points come full-time.

United were far from convincing when going forward in the second half and were made to pay for their efforts.

Pape Matar Sarr opened the scoring before a Lisandro Martinez own-goal sealed United’s first defeat of the season.

Such a performance was a cause for Keane to be critical, believing their fortunes match those that Spurs are renowned for.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, he also called Marcus Rashford a ‘child’ for his poor efforts up front said: “I think Man United are the new Spurs. Desperate, absolutely desperate.

“The biggest insult I always think about with teams is teams who can’t do it away from home or players who aren’t up for it away from home.

“They’re a good team when they fancy it, when their fans are up for it at home and they’ve got that support and that energy, but United go away today and they were weak. No leadership, gave bad goals away.

He was also left less than impressed with RashfordGetty

Rashford fumed on the bench after his late substitionBeIn Sports

“Spurs were lovely, all credit to Spurs, but United, it’s easy to play against them. I said before the game they were poor against Wolves but they got the result and they would be better today. They weren’t.

“They were fine the first 30 minutes but the games well over 90 minutes. You’re not going to dominate that long but you’ve got to show some belief and desire, fight.

“They’re bringing on [Anthony] Martial, they’re bringing on these players… you might as well bring on Frank Stapleton and Norman Whiteside, Martial’s not going to get you out of trouble!

“Rashford played up through the middle again, the usual stuff, he’s like a child up there, he’s obviously not happy playing up there, and his body language and first few touches suggested he wasn’t happy up there, but you have to, you’ve got to do your job for the team.

“Easy to play against, that’s the biggest insult I can give to these United players.”

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