Roy Keane sends clear warning to Man United about January signings

Roy Keane has his say on Man United's stuttering start to the new season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Roy Keane
Roy Keane (Photo: Sky Sports)

Roy Keane has warned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he must take responsibility for Manchester United’s poor start to the new season and not expect to be saved by signings in the January transfer window.

The Red Devils have made a poor start to the new campaign and they currently find themselves down in 14th place in the Premier League table and just two points above the relegation zone.

Manchester United have only won two of their opening nine games in the Premier League this season and they were pegged back and held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool FC at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Following their stuttering start to the new season, the Red Devils are likely to inevitably be linked with a host of potential signings in the January transfer window.

However, former Manchester United captain Keane believes that Solskjaer must himself take some responsibility and work on improving his side’s performances until the new year.

Speaking on Sky Sports on Sunday, Keane said: “He needs some results, Ole. It’s great when everyone talks about having a plan.

“Mike Tyson once said everyone’s got a plan until they get in the ring but when you get punched in the face…

“They need some results, they need some results.

“I think there’s a lot of talk about players who have left the club, a lot of talk about players they might try and get in in January or the summer.

“Also, Ole’s got to get more out of the players that he’s got, he’s got to get more out of the players.

“I said earlier we haven’t seen the evidence that this group of players are capable of winning games on a regular basis, but Ole needs to get more out of this group of players.

“He talks about three-year contracts – if you’re losing football matches, like any other football manager on the planet, if you’re not winning football matches, the pressure builds.

“His record recently has not been good enough, he knows that, and it needs to improve and fast.”

Manchester United will attempt to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they travel to Norwich City on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table and without a trophy.

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