‘These players will cost Ole his job’: Roy Keane hits out at ‘disgraceful’ Manchester United players for their defeat against Tottenham… as he insists ‘bluffers’ will throw Solskjaer under the bus like they have with his predecessors
- Manchester United are in a crisis after a 6-1 defeat to Tottenham last Sunday
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure following the embarrassing defeat
- Roy Keane believes the players could cost the head coach his job this season
- The ex-United captain believes Solskjaer is being treated just like Jose Mourinho
Roy Keane has claimed Manchester United’s underperforming players will cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job if they cannot turn their season around.
The Red Devils were thrashed 6-1 by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in United’s joint-heaviest Premier League defeat in their history and were 4-1 down at half-time following a dismal first-half.
And former United midfielder Keane, who captained the club for eight years between 1997 and 2005, believes Solskjaer could suffer a similar fate to his predecessor Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
Roy Keane (above) believes Manchester United’s player could cost their manager his job
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (above) is under pressure following an embarrassing 6-1 defeat to Spurs
Keane told ITV on Thursday night: ‘The performance against Spurs was disgraceful. A disgrace to the badge with that performance.
‘(There were) too many bluffers and ultimately, these players will cost Ole his job.
‘They threw the previous manager (Mourinho) under the bus. They will do the same to Ole.’
Former United boss Mourinho, who masterminded Spurs’ win at Old Trafford on Sunday, was sacked by the club in December 2018 despite having spent £400million on new players during his time in Manchester.
United’s players (above) were poor in Sunday afternoon’s shocking defeat at Old Trafford
Keane thinks United players could force their manager out, just like with Jose Mourinho (right)
Solskjaer was installed as Mourinho’s replacement on an initial temporary basis and was made United’s permanent head coach after he guided the club to the Champions League quarter-finals in 2019.
The club appeared to be heading in the right direction after registering a third-placed finish in the Premier League last term, but have just one win in three games at the start of the current campaign.
Before the defeat to Spurs, Keane believed there are ‘tough days ahead’ for United due to their lack of spending in the transfer window.
The club were active on deadline day just 24 hours after the Spurs defeat, bringing in free agent Edinson Cavani as a striking option and £13million left-back Alex Telles in their bid to fix the defence.