Roy Keane: What makes me sad about Man United

Former Man United captain Roy Keane says he is 'saddened' by the club's decline

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Sky Sports)

Roy Keane has admitted that he finds it “scary” to see how far Manchester United have fallen.

The Red Devils slumped to a 2-0 loss to West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday to succumb to their second defeat of the Premier League season.

Manchester United struggled to put the Hammers under any real pressure, aside from Juan Mata’s chance in the second half in the English capital.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have only managed to win two of their opening six Premier League games of the new campaign to collect eight points from a possible 18.

Manchester United are looking to improve upon their sixth-placed finish last term but the 20-time English champions are in eighth spot and 10 points adrift of Liverpool FC.

Former Manchester United captain Keane didn’t hold back in his assessment of the club’s sharp decline over the past six seasons.

“I don’t know where to start,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I was shocked and saddened by how bad they were.

“You can lose a game of football but everything about them… they were lacklustre, no quality, lack of desire, lack of leaders, lack of characters.

“It’s a long way back for United but scary how far they’ve fallen.”

Manchester United have scored eight goals and have conceded six times in their opening six Premier League games so far.

The Red Devils were 4-0 winners against Chelsea FC in their opening fixture of the new season to offer a lot of hope to the club’s supporters.

Solskjaer’s men will taken on third-placed Arsenal in their next Premier League fixture on Monday 30 September.

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