When it comes to his old club, ex-Manchester United captain Roy Keane is a hard man to impress.
He has never shied away from heavily criticising Man United when it feels it is warranted, and it even cost him his place at the club back in 2005.
So for the Ireland assistant boss to say that his old side are getting back to their best, it should be enough for people to sit up and take notice.
Analysing Man United’s 4-1 Champions League victory against CSKA Moscow, Keane had plenty of positive things to say about Jose Mourinho’s side:
“United are back. They look like they will compete to win the big trophies.
“Over the last few years, you are thinking they might win a League Cup and the lesser trophies.
“But they are back competing and you expect them to be in the latter stages of the Champions League and winning the Premier League.”
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) September 27, 2017
Keane also feels that Romelu Lukaku is a bargain even at £75m (potentially £90m) and expects him to be among the country’s top scorers this season, but also says that bigger tests are coming for the Belgian striker:
“He is a good player, at a good age 24 and he was a bargain at £75m.
“He was always going to score goals in the Premier League, speaks well and comes across as a decent character.You look at his record at Everton and it was fantastic, but he has gone to a much bigger club and to a team that will create so many chances for him. He is going to get 25-30 goals this season.
“The top United scorers have scored goals that really matter down the years and he has to deliver in the big games. It’s to score when your team are 1-0 or 2-0 up, but you need to do it in the crunch games.”
Roy Keane says Lukaku is a bargain at £75m.
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Man United have now won two games out of two in the Champions League and, combining that with their strong form in the Premier League, look on course for a very good season.