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Roy Keane And Ryan Giggs Have Played A Huge Role In Manchester United's Revival

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Roy Keane And Ryan Giggs Have Played A Huge Role In Manchester United's Revival

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought in club legends Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs to help motivate his side for a title challenge.

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United are currently level with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League and can go three points clear if they win their game in hand vs Burnley.

It's a huge turnaround to the beginning of this season, when Solskjaer was on the brink after a 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

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The Athletic report he enlisted the help of former captain Keane and all-time appearance maker Giggs to 'create a family feel' at Carrington.

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Keane's involvement may come as a shock considering how critical he's been of United this season.

The Irishman has worked as a pundit for Sky Sports and vented after a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal the current crop of players will get Solskjaer sacked.

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Following last month's Manchester derby, he named 'five problem players' in the Red Devils squad.

He told Sky Sports per Metro: "We talk about trust in football, the back four and the goalkeeper are for me still the biggest problems [for Manchester United].

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"Okay, they did well today but that's not a back-four that will take you places and that's a big concern.

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"You just don't know what you're going to get from Man United right now. That's not a good sign when you're not sure what you're going to get from the team.

"Can you really trust this group to go on a run? The answer is no."

Another former United man who is back in the club setup is Darren Fletcher.

It was announced on Monday that Fletcher would be re-joining United as a first-team coach.

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"He's got the Man United DNA and there was a spot open because Mark Dempsey has moved to the academy. We felt he was so valuable there, he's been brilliant in the academy and helping out," Solskjaer said per The Independent.

"Then when this opening came, Darren has been away from the club a few years but then he's come back doing coaching with the 16s and with his experience of being here through both successful and difficult times, we felt it was right now for Darren to come in and give us that input.

"I think it's also important that we bring ex-players that have been somewhere else.

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"I've been somewhere else after having worked under Mick Phelan, Sir Alex and Carlos. We know one way of the coaching but they've been at different clubs and got different ideas.

"Fletch, with his ideas and thoughts, will improve us in the backroom staff."

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Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Man U, Man utd, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane

Daniel Marland
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