“These lads have done what I predicted, and thrown him under the bus…”
Roy Keane has called back to a prediction he made about Manchester United’s players last season.
Keane, on a number of occasions in fact, insisted that the United players would throw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under the bus, if given the chance.
He felt as though they did the same to Jose Mourinho, and now feels vindicated in his prediction, feeling as though they have done it again.
The former club captain went on a rant before United took on Chelsea on Sunday, where he said that they aren’t “good enough lads”, and that they don’t run nearly enough.
Roy Keane on Man United players
He said: “They’re not working as hard as the three teams at the top… United players have stopped running over the past couple of months.
“These players don’t take responsibility. After Watford they were trying to defend the manager, but it’s too late! The damage is done.
“I did say a year or two ago ‘leopards don’t change their spots’… If you want to compare them to Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City it’s chalk and cheese. These players don’t run, they don’t sprint, they don’t close down.
“It’s not good enough. This United group don’t work hard enough. They don’t seem like good enough lads to me, in terms of that leadership.
“When they get interviewed they’re like robots. Maybe Ole was too friendly with them, maybe that was a problem and he was too nice.
“These lads have done what I predicted, and thrown him under the bus. That’s what they do.”
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Roy Keane says the Man United players are like robots and questions whether Ole was too nice to them pic.twitter.com/Nr15qLxXL5
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 28, 2021
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Keane has been extremely critical of a number of United players so far this season, none more so than Harry Maguire.
He has called the central defender as an “embarrassment”, specifically for an incident that took place while the player was away on international duty.
He also said on Super Sunday that he would have been willing and able to be the Man United interim manager if needs be.