Roy Keane furiously blasted the Manchester United’s defense line-up during a dire performance in a 2-0 defeat against rivals City in the Manchester derby.
United went in at half-time two down at Old Trafford after Eric Bailly’s own goal and statuesque defending saw Bernardo Silva double the lead just before the break.
And former United captain Keane hit out at David de Gea and Luke Shaw in particular, insisting he has been ‘cross with them for years’.
He said: ‘City got sloppy, but just on half-time, huge goal. Comes out to (Joao) Cancelo and he puts a great ball in with his left foot. But this defending – not enough pressure, you need to put pressure. It’s nearly half-time, stay in the game! Look at Shaw here, the goalkeeper – I’ve been cross with these fellas for years.
‘I give up on these players. These are international footballers! I can’t understand the defending – I give up… Really so poor, difference in class, quality, decision-making, everything. It was men v boys. United are so off it, it’s unbelievable. It should be a difficult place to come – it’s not. Teams are coming here and getting joy.
‘I know they’ve been doing away but ultimately it’s what you do at home that builds the foundations and wins you trophies. Goal at half-time – United just need to go into half-time at 1-0. Second goal it’s game over. I don’t know what to say, it’s just so poor.
‘McTominay, Fred, these players aren’t good enough for Manchester United. I wasn’t shocked Bailly sliced at it, he’s got that in him, he’s erratic. I looked at Foden after the game, you should be exhausted after a derby game. You should be drained, should have no energy left. He talked like he had a practice game.’
‘Stop the crosses, do your mates in the middle a favour and stop the ball getting across. That is a joke. The second goal was brought about by the same thing. People not doing the fundamental things.