Roy Keane couldn’t help but criticise two Manchester United players after their embarrassing 7-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday, labelling Bruno Fernandes as ‘disgraceful’ while also taking aim at defender Luke Shaw for ‘schoolboy’ errors.
At Anfield, Erik ten Hag’s team had a few opportunities in the first half, but shortly before the break, Cody Gakpo’s 43rd-minute goal put them down 1-0.
Thereafter, Liverpool scored six goals in the second half to absolutely destroy their opponents.
Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo, and Mohamed Salah all scored braces, while Roberto Firmino, who came off the bench, also scored to completely demolish Man United.
Roy Keane blasts Man United player
After the game, former midfielder Keane blasted Fernandes, who led Manchester United and appeared to be unhappy.
Keane said to Sky Sports: “Fernandes’ body language today was disgraceful.
“A really talented boy, he’s your captain – so much talent – but the body language, waving his arms around and not running back, you wouldn’t be happy with him in that dressing room, let me tell you.”
“United, the senior players were… use all the words, embarrassing. Didn’t show any leadership skills, particularly the senior players. The goals they gave away were shocking. Tough, tough day for United. Thank God I’ve never been part of a team that’s been beaten by that much playing for Manchester United.”
According to Keane, the senior members of the team were absent and failed to show fighting spirit against Liverpool.
He also took aim at defender Shaw and said: “The players will be embarrassed, they’ll no doubt be ashamed of their performance. Particularly the second half when the going got tough, they just went missing. To give up that many goals.
“You’ve got to remember you’ve got top international players, you’ve got World Cup winners. Shaw just, I can’t think what he is doing. A couple of players were having a bad day but look at this (defending from Shaw).
“Again, the senior players for Man United will be – the big players, the ones we give the big build-up to, the experienced players – they’re the ones who have really let the club down today. I always imagined if you got beat in a game like this six or seven nil you’d go into hiding.
“As a player, you’d go into hiding for a few days. I think I’d go missing for a few months, it really is that embarrassing. But that’s the game, they’ve got to bounce back, they’ve got a big European game coming up.”
The win overtakes Liverpool’s record-breaking triumph over Man United, a 7-1 victory over Newton Heath in 1895. Meanwhile, Man United suffers their joint-heaviest defeat ever, and it is the first time they have lost by seven goals since Boxing Day in 1931.