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Roy Keane Slams Three Manchester United Players Following Liverpool Loss

Roy Keane hit out at Bruno Fernandes following Liverpool loss
Roy Keane hit out at Bruno Fernandes following Liverpool loss / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Roy Keane slammed a number of Manchester United players for their 4-2 loss to Liverpool on Thursday evening at Old Trafford.

Keane took aim at Fred, Luke Shaw, and Dean Henderson, and also laid into Bruno Fernandes, who captained the side for the clash. The Portuguese gave his side the lead in the first half, but Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino pulled two back for the visitors.

Marcus Rashford levelled the scores in the second half, but Mohamed Salah killed the game in the 90th minute to give Liverpool a much-needed win in their race for top four. And former Red Devil, Keane, hit out at several players for their performance in the game.

“I know [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] perseveres with Fred, but I can’t see it," Keane told Sky Sports. "How they think Fred is going to get Man United back to winning titles is beyond me, I know he dragged him off. But it’s just sloppy, it’s lazy, he’s hoping one of his mates gets him out of trouble.

"We’ve just mentioned it, Shaw, it’s schoolboy stuff, it sums it up and then Liverpool are on the front foot. Then, the goalkeeper, who didn’t look great tonight, mistake after mistake - poor, poor from United. Maguire is a loss but these are schoolboy errors," he said. "Fred is under no pressure there, gives it away. Shaw, an experienced international player.

"We’re building the goalkeeper up and asking if he’s going to be the future number one for United, but they’re falling short. Maguire is a loss for them, but that’s schoolboy errors there, nothing to do with missing Maguire."

Keane also slammed Fernandes, despite his goal, claiming he spent more time on the floor than playing the game. He added: "I don’t want to be critical of Fernandes but he spent half the night crying on the pitch.

"United players were looking for Liverpool to kick the ball out of play but you only stop with a head injury. I look at the two midfielders, [Scott] McTominay is a good honest player, they have got Fred. As long as those two players are playing in midfield for Manchester United they will not be winning any big trophies.

"Okay they are in the Europa League final but they are only in that final because they came up short in the Champions League. Let’s not be kidded on by that either."