MANCHESTER UNITED legend Roy Keane slammed his former team’s “hugely embarrassing” display against rivals Manchester City.
United were thrashed 6-3 at the Etihad following a dominant display by City, which saw Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scoring a hat-trick apiece.
Roy Keane slammed Manchester United’s “hugely embarrassing” displayCredit: Alamy
Antony’s strike and Anthony Martial’s brace eased the blow for the Red Devils, who were 4-0 down at half-time.
However, Keane was infuriated by the display he witnessed and insists manager Erik ten Hag has a lot of problems to figure out ahead of the next games.
The star pundit, though, praised City as “one of the best teams” he’s seen live.
Keane told Sky Sports: “There’s nothing for United to take out from this game. The players should be embarrassed. You can’t go into half-time 4-0 down in a derby game.
“It’s hugely embarrassing, as brilliant as City were United were desperate, particularly in midfield. They were over-ran in midfield and defensively they were all over the shop.
“Again we look at leadership… There was nothing there from Man Utd. If you’re giving players like [Kevin] De Bruyne time and space, you’re looking for trouble.
“United got punished and rightly so. Top level sport is fantastic but it’s brutal. Today, it was brutal for Manchester United as when you’re not quite at it, you get hammered by your local rivals.
“United have an experienced team out there. City were missing players, but whoever comes into the team is pure quality. That’s what they have whereas Man Utd seemed all over the place.
“At a big club like Manchester United, you wonder what it must be like for the players sat in the dressing room 4-0 down at half-time.
“It must be bizarre, but then these players are getting used to it as they were 4-0 down at Brentford.
“The manager must be scratching his head with his staff as there was progress in the last four games, but this is a huge step back.
“It was the way they started. They were slow out of the blocks. City sent a message that they were up for it, and the first goal is huge.
“United went down after eight minutes and they never recovered. There were spaces everywhere, they were sloppy in possession. [Marcus] Rashford never got hold of it, the wide players gave it away.
“Every time Man City went forward, they looked like they were going to score. It’s a pleasure to watch City. They’re one of the best teams I’ve seen live but for United this is a huge setback.
“It’s a huge step back. They were 4-0 down at half-time against Brentford. The performance in the second half is no good.
“There was no aggression in City’s play by then as the game was over. They’d made loads of substitutions so it’s no consolation.”
Manchester United were thrashed 6-3 by rivals Manchester City at the EtihadCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
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