Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane criticized Bruno Fernandes for his performance against Liverpool Thursday. The Red Devils had a chance to hurt their bitter opponents’ chances of playing in the Champions League next season with a home win.
However, Manchester United stammered to a 4-2 loss, highlighting glaring problems in the squad. Former skipper Keane was not impressed with United’s midfield performances on Thursday night.
Talk to Sky Sports after the match, Keane criticized Bruno Fernandes, Fred and Scott McTominay. He even went on to say Manchester United would not win trophies with the last two in midfield.
“I’m going to be critical of Fernandes, he spent half the night crying on the side of the pitch. Every time he was tackled he was rolling, “Keane said.” I watch Scott McTominay and Fred in the midfield. As long as these two players play in midfield for Manchester United, they won’t win big trophies. “
The former Manchester United skipper believes the Red Devils are not ready to challenge Manchester City for the title.
“All of United’s shortcomings have come to light in recent days. We have been praising United over the past few months, but they are so short on challenging Manchester City for the title. The city is so far ahead it’s scary, ”Keane said.
Keane thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows he needs three or four new players. He also claimed the current squad were not good enough, pointing to the loss to Leicester City as proof of United’s shortcomings.
“The United squad are not good enough at the moment. We saw it the other night against Leicester. If you needed proof, that was it – the save players weren’t good enough. I mentioned a few weeks ago that they need one or two, they probably need four or five players to compete with Man City, ”Keane noted.
Manchester United prepare for a busy summer
Despite losing to their main rivals, Manchester United are almost confirmed to finish in the top three in the Premier League table this season. The Red Devils have also reached the Europa League final, where they will face Villarreal.
Solskjaer is also preparing reinforcements this summer. Jadon Sancho is United’s number one target again as they will also aim to sign a defender and a midfielder.