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Roy Keane demands ‘pressure’ on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he hits out at Man Utd ‘nonsense’ | Football | Sport


Roy Keane has blasted suggestions that Manchester United should be happy to simply finish in the top four.

Man Utd were beaten 2-0 by West Ham on Sunday at the London Stadium.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched his side put in a dismal performance as goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell doomed them to a second loss of the Premier League season.

United’s misery was confounded by an injury sustained by Marcus Rashford in the second half, leaving Solskjaer short of options up front.

The defeat left United eighth in the league, with a tough game against Arsenal next week.

And Keane, who appeared on Sky Sports as a pundit, criticised the team for having low ambitions this season.

The ex-United midfielder suggested that they should be aiming higher than just finishing fourth, especially given the poor performances of Arsenal and Tottenham in recent weeks.

“When there are young players coming through, you have to remind them you are playing for Manchester United to win,” Keane said.

“People talk about development and finishing fourth, but don’t forget about winning.

“God help me in our dressing room if someone mentioned finishing fourth as a great achievement. He would have been lynched, absolutely,” Keane said.

“A couple of weeks ago I’d have said I wasn’t sure about the top four for United but having looked at Tottenham and Arsenal over the last few weeks, I think United should be expecting to finish fourth.

“It’s there for the taking. It’s there for a lot of teams and United, with the players that they have, should be capable of doing it.

“That’s where the pressure comes onto Ole because there has to be some sort of pressure on him.

“You can’t be saying: ‘We’ve got a two to three year plan.’ That’s nonsense as well.

“You’ve got to win football matches consistently at big clubs.”



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