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27th Nov 2023

Roy Keane tears into Erik ten Hag’s post-match comments

Callum Boyle

Roy Keane Erik ten Hag

‘Absolute bloody rubbish’

Roy Keane has hit out at Erik ten Hag for his comments after his side’s win against Everton.

Manchester United cruised to a 3-0 win at Goodison Park on Sunday and are now six points behind league leaders Arsenal.

Alejandro Garnacho opened the scoring with one of the best goals the Premier League has seen, let alone the season, with an outstanding overhead kick.

Marcus Rashford doubled the away side’s lead after VAR ruled that Anthony Martial had been fouled inside the box with Bruno Fernandes allowing the forward to take the spot kick and give him a much-needed confidence boost.

Martial then made sure of the win with a delicate chip over Jordan Pickford.

After the game Ten Hag praised his captain for allowing Rashford to take the penalty kick. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “You see also how great [a] captain Bruno is.

“See, feel, assess that your team-mate needed that goal. He has the confidence in Rashy, who is a good penalty taker. As a team you need that leadership that you back each other. We have to go step by step. This is one step.”

His comments irked Keane in particular, who blasted the Dutchman.

“He’s giving toffee out there to Bruno for passing on the ball for the penalty – absolute bloody rubbish, absolute rubbish coming out with that,” he exclaimed.

“Man Utd are sixth now. If they were sixth a few years back you’d be embarrassed, but obviously they seem happy with sixth. They have a long way to go to compete with the best teams, City, Liverpool, Arsenal.

“And obviously you’ve got teams like Spurs, obviously Villa, and of course Newcastle. They go to Newcastle next week. We’ll see what United turns up, because that’s what they’re supposed to do, turn up for the big games.”

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