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Peter Schmeichel Names Manchester United's Five Leaders After Roy Keane Comments

Josh Lawless

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Peter Schmeichel Names Manchester United's Five Leaders After Roy Keane Comments

Peter Schmeichel believes Manchester United do have leaders and named five players he believes fit the criteria.

Schemichel's former captain Roy Keane went on one of his customary rants following United's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal and said he didn't believe United had any leaders in their squad.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Keane stated: "When things aren't going your way, that's when you look at your leaders.

"I don't see any leaders out there. Right through the whole team, from the experienced players. You are expected to roll sleeves up, that's what characters at Man United are about. Like Nobby Stiles, heart of a lion."

Schmeichel, however, disagreed with the Irishman's comments.

Although he agreed nobody stepped up to the mark on Sunday, the Dane picked out Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes,David De Gea, Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof as players with leadership qualities.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"We played in a time when everyone was a leader," the former Manchester United goalkeeper told beIN Sports.

"That has all changed. You don't see as many of those types of people any more.

"But I think [Bruno] Fernandes looks like a leader. Harry [Maguire] is a leader. Of course he's a bit hurt from what he experienced over the summer.

"I know David [de Gea] doesn't look like it, but he's a leader as well. I think from what we saw today as well that it's quite evident that [Victor] Lindelof is a leader.

"I was in Paris for the game against PSG and watching that game up close with no crowd, you can hear people.

"[Marcus] Rashford talks a lot. Marcus came through the academy and he's a young player. But he's challenged the Prime Minister, his petition has got more than 1 million signatures. He's a leader.

"So I'm not saying Manchester United don't have any leaders, but today they didn't step up."

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second-half penalty gave Arsenal their first win at Old Trafford for 14 years and leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in 15th place after their worst ever start to a Premier League season.

United have picked up just seven points from six games and have yet to taste victory in four games at home this term.

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Peter Schmeichel, Roy Keane

Josh Lawless
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