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Roy Keane was far from impressed with Manchester United's first-half performance against Wolves; so much so that he hoped Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't watching the game at home because "he'll be looking to pull out of a deal".
United struggled to deal with Bruno Lage's side for large spells, especially in the first half, when the pacey Adama Traore caused all sorts of problems with his direct runs, but Mason Greenwood managed to grab a late goal to earn them all three points.
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Despite picking up an important victory at Molineux after an improved second period, it was a slow start from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men and at half-time, Roy Keane ripped into United for their lacklustre performance in the opening stages.
"I always look at United and it's like they're just depending on their talent alone," Keane said on Sky Sports.
"They think it's just enough to get through a game. They look like they've had a European game, like they've been away in Russia somewhere and got back late on a Thursday morning and can't get going.
"United were still dangerous but their overall play, their body language, they look lacklustre. The players aren't doing their jobs, there's no energy to their play, there's nobody running off the ball.
"It's almost five-a-side football, my only worry is I hope Ronaldo isn't watching. He'll be pulling out of the deal. It's really not good enough.
"I'll be critical of both teams because Wolves have got to be more clinical."
Classic Roy Keane
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Before kick-off, Keane admitted he has doubts over Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford, although he is in favour of the move.
"Yes I have [been swept with Ronaldo mania] it's been great. It's great United, for the fans, for the Premier League," Keane told Sky Sports. "There's no doubt in my mind that he's a world-class player.
"The pluses and minuses I just see the hunger and desires there. It's not a payday for him, he's only coming back to Man Utd to win stuff.
"My doubts are he won't be the difference winning the big trophies but the League Cup, FA Cup I think that's more than possible. He'll want more than that.
"He's a winner but Man Utd still have the same problems with or without Ronaldo and that's midfield and goalkeeping problems."
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