Ex-Manchester United legend Roy Keane knows a thing or two about passion and he has slammed his former club for lacking that precise quality, calling them ‘robotic’.
Fans all over the world were stunned as Manchester United couldn’t make it out of a relatively straightforward Champions League group, bowing out of the competition after a 3-2 loss to VfL Wolfsburg. United legend Roy Keane didn’t hold back on his criticism of what the Red Devils have become.
a Theya re almost robotic. We talk about tactics and system – but ita s about passion and desire.”, he said, according to The Sun. a Theya re Man United players – show a bit of character. They have spent so much money it is untrue. It was a disaster for them really. “
Keane added that despite all of the money that they’ve spent, there are no real Manchester United players in the squad. He said, a I think Man United have a lot of good players, but I dona t think they are good enough for United. They lack real good quality. They have thrown decent money at it and there are no special players at the moment. Theya re lacking a few characters and leaders.a
The Whole Team has failed, not just Van Gaal
The fans have been quick to place the blame on Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal, who has brought a possession based approach to the game at Old Trafford. But Keane felt that the players were as much to blame as the manager.
a The manager is getting a lot of criticism and a lot of the players are hiding behind that. Ita s about the players as well and the goals they conceded against Wolfsburg, forget about tactics or systems, that was about doing their jobs.a he said.
Manchester United FC now face the ignominy of playing in the Europa League, which will also have a negative effect on their title ambitions because of the hectic schedule. The only way LVG can counter this wave of negative criticism is by making some massive changes in the Red Devils’ game plan.