Man United should have given David Moyes more time, says Roy Keane

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane believes some of the Red Devils players should be "ashamed of themselves"

Roy Keane believes David Moyes should have been given more time at Manchester United after the Scot was sacked on Tuesday.

The Red Devils opted to axe the 50-year-old just 10 months into his reign after a 2-0 loss to Everton left them in seventh place and without Champions League football next season.

And former United captain Keane, who won seven Premier League titles at Old Trafford, feels some of the Red Devils players were guilty of letting down Moyes.

“He certainly had a hard start when he took the job. The chief executive [Ed Woodward] didn’t get the deals done that he wanted and there was a lot of negativity. They had a slow start and had no momentum,” Keane told ITV.

“It is a shame. He should have been give more time. Some of the Manchester United players should be ashamed of themselves, they really let him down.”

He added: “He [Sir Alex Ferguson] obviously put Moyes’s name forward but the club eventually have to make the decision. You can’t be critical of Ferguson.

“To be seventh in the league is disappointing and he had to take responsibility for that. But you still need people around you to help you. I don’t think he has had that. Particularly from the players.”

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