Roy Keane unleashed a scathing diatribe at Manchester United’s senior players who ‘let the club down’ following their devastating 7-0 defeat at Liverpool.
Liverpool’s victory over the Red Devils was their largest ever in a competitive match, as Jurgen Klopp’s team tore United to pieces.
United’s loss was their joint-heaviest in a competitive match, ranking with losses to Wolves (7-0), Aston Villa (30-0), and Blackburn (1926) in that regard.
The legendary United player Keane was furious with his former team’s performance and told Sky Sports that he would hide if they defeated him by a score of 6-0 or 7-0. I would disappear for a while. It is quite humiliating.
A startling day. The game was finished following the goal soon before halftime.
The older players were humiliating and lacked leadership qualities. They shockingly handed away goals. United had a difficult day.
Thank God, while I was playing for Manchester United, I was never a part of a team that lost by so much.
The players will feel humiliated and ashamed of themselves. As things became difficult, they disappeared.
“You’ve got to show some form of dignity, fight, and spirit when you’re down two goals like that, and they didn’t exhibit any of that,” the coach said.
I never believed that United were performing at their peak. They’ve achieved some excellent outcomes. Teams have been given chances, including West Ham and Leicester at home. Teams have exonerated them.
Liverpool penalized them for their actions rather than absolving them. They should be given credit for being there. They were cold and brutal. They persisted and sought for new objectives.
“The older players let the club down tonight,” said the coach.
In order to prepare for their Europa League round of 16 encounter against Real Betis on Thursday, United will need to rest up.