Roy Keane: 'I almost dislike Man Utd'

  • Roy Keane has shared his views on the current state of Manchester United, saying the club is 'hard to like'
  • The midfielder became a United legend after making 480 appearances for the side
  • Keane has criticised the Old Trafford outfit after a poor performance against Coventry City
Keane has shared his views on United
Keane has shared his views on United / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has criticised his former side after a poor performance against Championship outfit Coventry City in the FA Cup semi-final, admitting he is struggling to even stay supportive of the team.

Club legend Keane was left disappointed on Sunday after watching the Red Devils fall from a 3-0 lead and scramble through extra-time to defeat Coventry on penalties. Their slim victory secured passage into the FA Cup final against Manchester City, but Keane thinks United have to change if they are to return to glory.

Speaking to ITV, he said: "I don't like what I see from this United team. They are hard to like. They play in moments. We go on about leadership and character, but I don't see any of this from this United group.

"My goodness, they rode their luck at the end. The substitutions, the goal gave Coventry belief and all of a sudden they looked like a Premier League team in extra-time and United looked like a Championship team."

Keane guided United to seven league titles during his time at the club, becoming one of Old Trafford's most successful players. Now, he has demanded that United step up and show bravery in intense fixtures.

Manchester United squad
The Red Devils defeated Coventry on penalties / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

He added: "[Harry] Maguire got interviewed after the game and said, 'We showed great character'. I don't see character in this group of players, I really don't. I'm getting to the stage where I'm almost disliking them.

"The qualities they have are clear but when they have a team where they want them and the game won, they just take the foot off the gas. It's as if they are frightened to go and win the game. I'm waiting for leadership. Show some courage."

Erik ten Hag's side return to action on Wednesday when they host Sheffield United in the Premier League.