Roy Keane names three Man United players he would keep amid mass exodus

Roy Keane has claimed he would keep only three players at United
Roy Keane has claimed he would keep only three players at United / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Roy Keane has urged Manchester United's next manager to overhaul the squad, adding he would keep only three of the current players.

The former club captain was not impressed with United's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa over the weekend as they threw away a two-goal lead and missed a chance to inch closer to the fourth spot.

Ralf Rangnick's side are seventh on the Premier League table, five points behind fourth-placed West Ham and have won just one of their last four league games.

The 50-year-old was asked by Jamie Redknapp how many players from the current squad he could rely on, and Keane singled out Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, and Rapahel Varane.

He said: "How many would I keep you mean? I don't know, I really don't."

Presenter David Jones then pressed Keane on whether he would keep Bruno Fernandes.

To which Keane replied: "Yeah. Oh yeah Bruno, people like [Cristiano] Ronaldo, it's not all doom and gloom. You have [Raphael] Varane, you have some good young players there."

Rangnick is in charge of the squad until the end of the season and has continued to chop and change the starting XI since his arrival at the club, but Keane insisted that changes are needed.

"A new manager has come in, he might be thinking I fancy the job," the Irishman added.

"But I'm on about if a top coach comes in, at least for a good starting point, you might look at some of the senior players and go at least their contracts are up. I can move them on and get some fresh, hungry quality players into Manchester United."

United return to Premier League action on 19th January with an away trip to Brentford.