Roy Keane: Manchester United Legend Slams Players’ Attitude Despite Win Over Fulham

Roy Keane: Manchester United Legend Slams Players’ Attitude Despite Win Over Fulham

Elijah Odetokun
March 20, 2023 at 7:51 AM
  • Manchester United and Fulham served up a chaotic encounter in the quarter-final of the FA Cup
  • Fulham received three red cards in less than a minute allowing the Red Devils to claim a win
  • United legend Roy Keane is concerned about a factor in the team despite making the next round

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane is concerned about the team's attitude despite their 2-1 victory over a nine-man Fulham in the quarter-final of the FA Cup at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Fulham had three men sent off in less than a minute, including head coach, Marco Silva. Former Chelsea and Arsenal winger, William was sent off after preventing a goal-bound shot by Jadon Sancho with his arm on the line.

Roy Keane, Marcel Sabitzer, Jadon Sancho, Manchester United.
Roy Keane is not pleased with United's attitude despite win over a chaotic Fulham. Photos by Jon Hobley/Michael Regan.
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Serbian striker, Aleksandr Mitrovic was also sent off for charging at the referee in protest. United's Bruno Fernandes scored the resulting penalty before Marcel Sabitzer made it 2-0 with his first goal for the Red Devils.

Keane worried about United's attitude

Roy Keane is a tough critic and always seems to be displeased. Despite the win on Sunday, he shared a reason he was worried about the team going forward.

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He stated Erik ten Hag would be very disappointed with a team he described as 'so poor it was unbelievable'.

‘"[Man United] found a way in the previous [FA Cup] games. Today was just self-destruction from Fulham. You need a bit of luck and they’ve certainly had their fair share this season,’’ he said on ITV, as quoted by Metro UK.

Keane admitted he had lost confidence watching United in recent matches.

"In the last few games, they’ve picked up some bad habits. If they turn up with that attitude in the semi-final, Brighton will beat them. Hopefully, the manager gives them a bit of a kick up the back-side,’’ he added.

Erik ten Hag's verdict

Speaking to reporters after the match, as quoted by Mirror UK, United boss ten Hag pointed out where his team could have done better despite the win.

“In possession, we could have been better. Out of possession, we were excellent. We came under pressure, gave away some set pieces and then conceded the goal. David de Gea kept us in the game after we conceded,” the Dutch coach said.

Ten Hag meets Usain Bolt

Sports Brief previously reported on ten Hag meeting Usain Bolt after the game with the athlete delighted to have some quick words with the United coach.

The retired world champion is a passionate Red Devils fan and has tried playing football professionally since he called it quits on sprinting in 2017.

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