Roy Keane has said that certain Manchester United players should never return to the club following their display in Sunday’s Manchester derby.
Ralf Rangnick’s team was thrashed 4-1 by City, with Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez bagging braces, and the Red Devils even allowed their hosts to stroke the ball around in the late moments, with players ringing out across the Etihad.
After the game, club legend Keane was forthright in his assessment of the current crop of United players on Sky Sports.
It’s hard when you’re out there and you’re up against a really good team and they’re keeping the ball and you can’t get it back. But when you see some of the goals you’ve got to run back and tackle.
United players have shown quality over the years but we’ve just seen a reflection of where the team is and where the club is.
They’re so far behind some of the other teams. Some of the players, there are ways to lose football matches. The way we saw Man United today, you still play with a bit of pride no matter what’s going on in the dressing room.
It’s frustrating to watch them:
Your own bit of pride eventually has to kick in at some stage. I was getting really frustrated watching it because I can forgive mistakes but you’ve got to run back. There were five or six players and I’m thinking: ‘you should never play for Man Utd again’. Shameful.
Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Maguire, Rashford came on, I could go on. You give up four goals and City weren’t even at their very best. They toyed with them a bit. They gave up, shame on them.
The loss dumped the Red Devils out of the top four, and they still have tough games on their roster, with Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid up next.