‘Delighted’: Roy Keane reacts to Man United’s 2-1 win at Man City
Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane lavishes praise on Manchester United for their 2-1 win over Manchester City in the derby on Saturday evening
Roy Keane praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s players for producing a “proper Manchester United performance” in Saturday evening’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City.
Manchester United were looking to notch up successive Premier League victories for the first time in the current campaign.
The Red Devils started the sharper of the two Manchester teams as Daniel James and Jesse Lingard went close.
Manchester United made the breakthrough in the 23rd minute from the penalty spot thanks to Rashford’s goal after Bernardo Silva brought down the England striker.
The 20-time English champions doubled their lead in the 29th minute when Anthony Martial managed to squeeze a finish past Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson.
The Citizens couldn’t halve the deficit until the 85th minute when Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi fired a header past David De Gea.
Former Manchester United captain Keane was impressed with the Solskjaer’s side in the first half of their derby victory at The Etihad.
“Absolutely fantastic,” Keane told Sky Sports at half-time.
“A proper Man United performance. A lot of courage and a lot of bravery. They’ve been outstanding. I’ve been delighted with it.”
Speaking at the final whistle, Keane underlined his admiration for Manchester United’s resilient performance at the title holders.
“It’s a mad game,” Keane said. “There was a lot of negativity in the lead up to the Spurs game. It was a proper Man United performance. They had great personality, great team shape and [produced] a great performance.”
Manchester United were 2-1 winners against top-six rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in the Premier League last week.
The Red Devils closed the gap to five points on fourth-placed Chelsea FC after their victory in the Manchester derby at The Etihad.
Manchester City are 14 points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool FC in the title race after the Reds were 3-0 winners at Bournemouth earlier on Saturday.
The Red Devils will take on Everton at Old Trafford next Sunday, while defending champions Manchester City make the long trip to Arsenal in the late kick-off.