‘They look like schoolboys!’ – Roy Keane criticizes two Manchester United players after Tottenham loss

‘They look like schoolboys!’ – Roy Keane criticizes two Manchester United players after Tottenham loss

Roy Keane stated that Mason Mount and Bruno Fernandes played like “schoolboys” against Tottenham and questioned Erik ten Hag’s training regimen.

Tottenham’s dominance in the second half resulted in two goals and a lopsided victory over United in north London. Pape Sarr scored the first goal from close range four minutes after halftime, and Lisandro Martinez deflected the ball into his own net near the end of regulation.

Marcus Rashford was ineffectual out of position, and Alejandro Garnacho and Antony were frustrating on the wings for Erik ten Hag’s squad. Fernandes and Mount produced little quality in the center of the field, leaving Casemiro again exposed defensively.

Yves Bissouma and James Maddison, who ran the midfield and created opportunities in the attacking third, were largely responsible for Tottenham’s second-half dominance. And Keane believes United’s lack of fight in the midfield allowed them to do so, adding that a lack of fitness in the final minutes implies a training issue.

“They appeared flimsy,” Keane told Sky Sports. “When you’re out of possession, the six players who are positioned high up the field give you absolutely nothing.

“You can almost sustain one or two players who don’t contribute much but have the potential to be game-winners, but United carries too many players who are not really contributing. When these players believe, “Okay, I’ll forgive you for not doing the defensive stuff, but you’d better be phenomenal when you’re getting on it,” but they’re not doing so.

“When I consider Mount and Fernandes without their possessions, they resemble schoolboys! They lack the physical ability to retrieve the object.

We constantly make excuses for them, and we’re told that Ten Hag is a
superb coach, but we need to see it for ourselves.They appeared unimpressive here. I would like to know what they are doing on the practice field. They may be overtraining. They do not appear to be energetic.

“Every time I watch United, they have a goal in them near the conclusion of games, but I didn’t sense that today. When it was 1-0 or 2-0, I thought the game was over, but I have never felt that way about this Manchester United team.”

‘They look like schoolboys!’ – Roy Keane criticizes two Manchester United players after Tottenham loss