Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City: Roy Keane blasts Fred for his role in visitors’ second derby goal


Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City: Roy Keane blasts Fred for his role in visitors’ second derby goal

Roy Keane pulled no punches in his assessment of Manchester United following their derby defeat to Manchester City.

The Red Devils were outclassed by their local rivals 2-0 at Old Trafford, with City moving back top of the Premier League thanks to second-half strikes from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane.

Fred has struggled to adapt to life at Old Trafford

It was United’s seventh defeat in nine matches and, prior to the match, Keane had already launched a scathing attack on midfielder Paul Pogba, labelling him a ‘big problem’ for the club.

He said: “The guy is a talented boy, but we’re saying the same things over and over again.

“The number of times I’ve seen him in games where he’s not sprinting back or running back. He’s talking about body language, throwing his arms up in the air, he’s a big problem for United.

“I don’t know what he’s like around the training ground or when they travel, but he mentioned body language and pride, I don’t see it, I don’t see it in his performances. And my eyes don’t lie to me.

“I’m not disagreeing he’s a talented player, but you need more than just talent.

Keane labelled Fred a ‘cheat’ for his tame defending against Sterling in the match

“We talk about the real top players, the great players, they make their team better and they make their teammates better. He doesn’t do that. He plays for himself.”

Following the match, Keane went in even harder on his former club.

The ex-midfielder lamented the performance of Fred, the Brazil midfielder, especially highlighting the role he played in City’s second goal.

The Brazilian allowed Raheem Sterling to breeze past him, before laying the ball off to Sane to smash home.