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Roy Keane Hopes Cristiano Ronaldo Did Not Watch Manchester United's Performance Against Wolves

Man United were highly unimpressive during the first half of their clash with Wolves
Man United were highly unimpressive during the first half of their clash with Wolves / OLI SCARFF/Getty Images

Roy Keane was not impressed with Manchester United's first-half performance against Wolves and claimed he hoped Cristiano Ronaldo did not watch the game because "he'll be looking to pull out of a deal".

United struggled against the home side for large spells during the game, and were unable to keep a check on the pacey Adama Traore, who got the better of their defence on multiple occasions. Mason Greenwood eventually won the three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but Keane ripped into his former side 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."

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."