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Richard Keys aims brutal 'tin-pot' dig at Erik ten Hag and names six Man Utd players who are not up to scratch

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Richard Keys aims brutal 'tin-pot' dig at Erik ten Hag and names six Man Utd players who are not up to scratch

Richard Keys has issued a scathing assessment of Erik ten Hag and six Manchester United players after their crushing defeat to Galatasaray.

The Red Devils' dismal start to the new campaign continued in the Champions League on Tuesday as they suffered a shock 3-2 defeat to the Turkish giants.

The result leaves United rock bottom of Group A after failing to get past Bayern Munich in their opening match, with this season officially the worst start to a European campaign in the club's history.

It also marked United's second home defeat in a row after they lost to Crystal Palace 1-0 at Old Trafford on the weekend, as the pressure increases on Ten Hag.

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And beIN SPORTS pundit Richard Keys has blasted the Dutchman for his "tin-pot tough guy act", exclaiming that he has lost the dressing room.

Taking to Twitter after United's defeat to Galatasaray, Keys wrote: "It's clear Erik ten Hag has lost his players with his tin-pot tough guy act & by always blaming them. That's repairable."

While he laid into a number of United first-team players for "not being able to run".

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"Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Raphael Varane & Sofyan Amrabat not being able to run isn't & the goalkeeper is a liability," the 66-year-old added.

"Bruno Fernandes won't run - that's a big problem. He's not a captain."

Indeed, Keys wasn't alone in his criticism of centre-back Varane, with United legend Paul Scholes also blaming the Frenchman for being "soft and weak".

"Really disappointed," Scholes told TNT Sports after the game. "I actually don't think they played that badly. All the talk before the game was that they couldn't really score goals and there was a a lack of goals in the team.

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"It is almost as if we disregarded the defensive side of the game and the defensive side of the team it wasn't good enough they were wide open at times.

"The rest of it, the centre halves especially. Amrabat, look he's not a left-back he gets done for the third goal.

"But it was so wide open (the defence) Victor Lindelof and Varane were so soft and weak and we all know what the goalkeeper did as well."

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Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Raphael Varane, Andre Onana, Sofyan Amrabat

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