Chris Sutton believes Roy Keane was ‘being kind’ when he said five or six Manchester United players should never play for them again, instead believing 10 should be offloaded.
Keane was unimpressed by his former team as they were comfortably beaten 4-1 by Manchester City on Sunday. Not for their lack of quality, but for not showing enough effort in the second half of the clash.
The Irishman said the United team ‘gave up’ and half the team should be dropped as soon as possible.
‘I could write down five or six players who I think should never play for Man United again. Just shameful, shameful,’ Keane told Sky Sports.
‘Subs coming on and you hope they’re going to have an impact but they’re not prepared to run around. A couple of lads in midfield, Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Maguire, Rashford came on, I could go on. ‘The old saying of men vs boys. They gave up and shame on them.’
Sutton was happy to go even further, writing in the Daily Mail: ‘I might be the first person to ever utter these words but here goes: Roy Keane was kind. He said “five or six” should never play for Manchester United again. I’d say that’s modest.’
Sutton named the 10 United stars that he would ‘bin’ as: Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles, Fred, Paul Pogba, Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani.
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Some of the former Blackburn, Chelsea and Celtic player’s decisions were more controversial than others, saying of the choice to offload Rashford: ‘Reports have suggested he wants out. If that’s the case, off you pop.
‘If Rashford is looking for someone to blame for his United career going downhill then he should look at himself.’
On Maguire he added: ‘Maguire’s £80m move to United hasn’t worked out. He’s not the Virgil van Dijk they hoped he was.’