With each passing game, Manchester United are receiving more and more criticism from their fans and pundit. On Wednesday, it was another horror night for the Red Devils as they lost 0-2 to their rival neighbours Manchester City at Old Trafford.
It was whole together a dismissal show from a dejected unit who were not their ‘usual’ United against City as their name suggests. The core team was not up to the mark in their previous games as it was third successive defeat in a crucial game. First, they lost to Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals, then it was Everton who thrashed them by 4-0 and the last nail in the coffin was put by Pep Guardiola’s City.
Senior players like Paul Pogba, David de Gea and Ashley Young are not there for the team when manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needed them the most.
Pogba is the one who is facing heavy criticism from fans and legends of the club. The latest to attack Pogba is former United skipper Roy Keane. After the derby loss, Pogba told Sky Sports in a pre-recorded interview that United had to show fighting spirit after a run of six defeats in eight matches across all competitions.
Kean didn’t mince his words on Pogba’s comment and as he expose his flaws and criticized his role in the squad. “I wouldn’t believe a word he says, there’s no meaning to it,” said Keane, responding in his role as a pundit for the UK broadcaster.
“If you’re going to be a good team-mate you have to run back and defend. They said it was heated against Everton – I heard they threw their hair gel at each other.” Recently, Pogba was included in PFA Premier League Team of the year but Keane is not impressed with his leadership skills.
“He’s a talented boy, but we’ve seen him not sprinting back,” he said. “He’s a mature player who’s won big trophies and I don’t think he leads by example from what I see.”
Now the road for Manchester United Champions League 2019/2020 qualification is almost over but there are some slim chances for the Red Devils to enter Europe’s biggest competition if they win all of their remaining matches and other teams losses them.