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Roy Keane Savages Jose Mourinho And Manchester United’s ‘Embarrassment’ Of A Season

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Roy Keane has fired another dig at his former club Manchester United and their manager Jose Mourinho.

Man United are 90 minutes away from booking their place in the Europa League final, and while they will be expected to win the competition and with the EFL Cup already in the trophy cabinet, Keane believes that it is their league position which should be the biggest talking point of Mourinho’s first season.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United spits during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on May 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s win against Southampton on Wednesday saw Man United slip back to sixth in the table, a position they have been in for most of the season, and the former captain told ITV Sport that this is simply not good enough given the players at the manager’s disposal:

“For a club like Man United to win the League Cup and the Europa League, with the teams that are in it, you would expect them to do that.

“Mourinho has come up with plenty of excuses over the last few months, but there is no reason why United should shy away from dealing with these challenges.

“This idea that they’re now sixth in the league, I think it’s what, 19 points behind Chelsea. I think the manager and the players should be embarrassed by that.”

“To be as far behind Chelsea as they are, it’s an embarrassment. With the squad they have and the players they have, the money they have spent, it’s not good enough.”

Keane, who won seven Premier League titles and a Champions League in an incredibly successful twelve-year spell at Old Trafford, has been a vocal critic of his former side and Mourinho throughout the season. Just last week, he stated his belief that it was shameful that clubs like Man United and Liverpool would celebrate finishing in the Premier League top four and scraping into the Champions League.


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