Roy Keane: This explains why Man United are so far behind Chelsea

The Manchester United legend says Jose Mourinho's finishing was unbelievably poor

Manchester United legend Roy Keane Photo: ITV Sport

Roy Keane was critical of Manchester United’s “unbelievably” poor finishing in a 2-1 extra-win against Anderlecht at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

The Red Devils eased into the Europa League semi-finals courtesy of Marcus Rashford’s 107th-minute winner against the Belgian side.

Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan broke the deadlock in the tenth minute before Sofiane Hanni levelled for the visitors ahead of half-time.

Manchester United finished with 22 shots on goal but wasteful finishing from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rashford almost cost the Red Devils a place in Europa League semi-finals.

Speaking to ITV Sport about Manchester United’s close-fought win against Anderlecht, Keane blasted the Red Devils’ poor finishing in the Europa League clash.

“They were quick out of the blocks, as you would expect from United at home and they got their noses in front. But my goodness, the finishing was so poor it was unbelievable. It summed up their season,” Keane said.

“You can see now why they are fifth in the league, why they are 15 points behind Chelsea…not good enough in terms of their finishing and being clinical.

“Ultimately, you get punished for that, but they are getting away with it because they are playing lesser opposition in the Europa League.”

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Manchester United are in fifth place in the Premier League table and four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with a place in next season’s Champions League competition.

The Red Devils will make the trip to Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon in search of three points to bolster their top-four prospects.

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