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Roy Keane Questions Lingard & “Characters” In United Dressing Room

Roy Keane has never been shy about giving his opinion. There’s no doubt it’s a part of what makes the former Ireland and Manchester United captain so entertaining.

On Sunday Keane appeared on Sky Sports ahead of Liverpool’s huge clash with Manchester United at Anfield, with the home side looking to continue their unbeaten Premier League season.

Keane was a pundit alongside another former United legend Gary Neville, with the panel discussing the problems surrounding this current Red Devils team as they sit in 6th spot, eight points off the top four.

The topic of characters in the dressing room was brought up as they discussed the difference between the Manchester United team of old and the one today.

Neville used the example of United midfielder Jesse Lingard launching a clothing line on the same week of the game and outlined that perhaps it may not have been the wisest decision.

“Early on this week, you talk about players and character, I like Jesse Lingard, I’ve got no problem with him, I’ve got no problem with him launching a clothing line to be honest with you but before Liverpool away in the biggest match of the season? Don’t launch a clothes brand this week.

“Do it before Fulham. I’m not having a go at hime because of his character because players should have different careers and do other things but I just thought ‘not this week, focus on Liverpool, no distractions, no disruptions.'”

Keane then took the discussion a step further outlining that Lingard’s decision to launch his clothing brand would not be tolerated in a “strong dressing room” and that players sole focus should be on the game of football.

“That wouldn’t be tolerated in a strong dressing room,” began Keane.

“That’s why I worry about the United dressing room, that wouldn’t be tolerated in a good dressing room, for a young player who i still learning his trade. He could be the nicest lad in the world, I don’t know him.

“People say you should have other things outside of football, I don’t think you should. I think football should be your number one priority, it should be. Focus on the game don’t hide behind your cars or your tattoos or your girlfriends or your agents. Play the game. You can focus on all that stuff when you retire.”

Oisin McQueirns

Oisin McQueirns is a digital journalist at Pundit Arena. Massive fan of Leeds United, Ric Flair and Trusting The Process. Contact him here

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