Roy Keane names five ‘problem’ players for Solskjaer in Man Utd squad


Roy Keane has described Manchester United’s entire back-four and David de Gea as a major ‘problem’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and says they will not lead the team to titles.

De Gea, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw and Wan-Bissaka helped United draw 0-0 with Manchester City on Saturday evening.

While Solskjaer was pleased with his side’s display at Old Trafford, the Red devils had just two shots on target and never really threatened to win the game.

Speaking after the draw, Keane criticised De Gea, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw and Wan-Bissaka, saying they cannot help the club win the Premier League title.

He told Sky Sports: ‘We talk about trust in football, the back four and the goalkeeper are for me still the biggest problems [for Manchester United].

‘Okay, they did well today but that’s not a back-four that will take you places and that’s a big concern.

‘You just don’t know what you’re going to get from Man United right now. That’s not a good sign when you’re not sure what you’re going to get from the team. ‘Can you really trust this group to go on a run? The answer is no.’

Despite Manchester United creating little against City, Solskjaer was still happy with the performance, considering it came just days after their Champions League exit.

He said: ‘It was a tight game. I know we beat them a few times last season but those were different games. They had a few big moments.

‘It’s two good teams. Tactically we knew they were going to give us some problems but defensively we were excellent. I’m delighted with the defensive shape. With the ball we didn’t create as much as we wanted to.

‘They probably had the bigger moments in open play. Everyone should be happy with a draw. ‘Its a mental challenge when that happens to you [going out of Champions League]. The mental energy you’ spend trying to recover from Tuesday is huge.’


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