Roy Keane Worries About Manchester United When One Player Is In The Team

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Roy Keane Worries About Manchester United When One Player Is In The Team

The thing about Roy Keane giving a strong opinion on something is it's very unlike him, he usually bites his tongue. For once the Irishman has put his two cents into which player shouldn't be a regular for Manchester United.

It's not like Roy Keane has changed from being a footballer to becoming a pundit. When his former midfield partner Paul Scholes rocked up on BT Sport it was weird to see a man who was famous for rarely talking to the media be so controversial in his views.

Keane though has always been one to speak his mind, whether that was to referees or his colleagues. In fact talking to MUTV about which players weren't good enough literally saw the end of his time at Old Trafford.

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Since becoming a pundit the Irishman has hardly held back when it comes to taking digs. It's not necessarily at United but equally it's not necessarily not at United either, he doesn't care who he hits.

On Wednesday night Keane was talking about United's hopes of progressing in the Champions League and revealed there's one position that worries his for the Red Devils, telling ITV Sport:

"They haven't sorted out the defensive problems they have had over the last few years and that will continue. The two centre-halves need to do better. I've always thought with Ashley Young in your back four, you are going to struggle."

Is Ashley Young United's biggest issue? Image: PA Images.
Is Ashley Young United's biggest issue? Image: PA Images.

Most people would agree that United's defence needs strengthening, especially when Phil Jones and Chris Smalling pair up in the centre, but the Red Devils have actually conceded less goals than anyone else in the Premier League this season.

However it's difficult to disagree with Young that a side with Jose Mourinho's ambitions for his team shouldn't really be starting with a 32 year-old who has spent most of his career as a winger at left-back.

United do have Luke Shaw available to play in the position and he does have more support from his manager than previously but there still seems to be some resistance from Mourinho to play him.


On the other side of defence United have Antonio Valencia who also moved from being a winger. It seems very likely that Mourinho will invest in his defence in the summer.

So there's no need to find a volunteer to tell Keane that he's wrong, which is a relief.

Topics: Football News, Manchester United, Premier League, Ashley Young, Roy Keane

Ryan Sidle
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