Roy Keane was a broken man after watching Liverpool dismantle Manchester United 4-0

Mo Salah scored twice to end his recent goal drought, with Sadio Mané and Luis Diaz also scoring in an electrifying performance from Jurgen Klopp’s side.

United, meanwhile, had only 28% possession of the ball and only managed a single shot on target in 90 minutes. They have already conceded 13 times in their last three games against rivals Liverpool, including nine unanswered in both games this season.

Manchester United players disheartened after Salah's goal.  Image: PA Images
Manchester United players disheartened after Salah’s goal. Image: PA Images

With the score heavy, one would expect Keane to explode into a typical rant at Sky Sports studio.

This time, however, Keane didn’t unload at United in the way many had expected and admitted it was “sadness” what he was feeling.

“There was anger at the start of the season, now it’s just sadness,” said the former Manchester United captain, sitting next to Liverpool legend Graeme Souness.

“It’s so sad to see this team. You look at United today… there was no heart today, no soul, no leaders, no real quality.

“They are so far away. The score is not surprising. You just felt Liverpool could score any time they went forward.

“There is disorder at the club. The fans don’t have time for the owners. They need a new manager. They need inside players, they need outside players.

“It’s so sad to see. It’s not the club I played for. It doesn’t reflect what United stood for when I played. It’s chalk and cheese. I don’t see United players playing out of pride. It’s a very, very sad night.”

Keane continued after the match: “It’s not anger anymore, it’s just sadness where the club is. I just think from above, you look at the manager’s situation, you look at the recruitment in recent years, they’re so far from it. are the opposite of what you want in a top team.

“There’s no leadership, there’s no characters. When things get tough, they just fall apart. The fourth goal was so bad in defence, there’s no fighting or determination.

“It’s been a long time for this club. It doesn’t reflect on the Manchester United I played for. It’s like a completely different club.”

Keane didn’t rise to the hard-hitting heights he’s known for, but he kept that sensible approach when he said Jesse Lingard should have left two years ago and that Marcus Rashford “played like a kid” at Anfield.

Furthermore, he stated that Captain Harry Maguire’s participation in Salah’s final goal was “unacceptable”.

“Jesse Lingard is coming to try to save Man United. Jesse Lingard should have left Manchester United two years ago,” Keane declared.

“He’s not good enough. Rashford played like a kid up front. Okay, he wasn’t getting the serve but a part or two he got in the first half when you think he’s in goal, a bad touch.

“We were trying to help Maguire before the match, give him a little PR.

“The last goal, his passing and defense – it’s not acceptable. Not good enough for Manchester United. Talking about rebuilding work, they have to put players, first of all, who are decent guys, good quality professionals, talented.

“Man United fifth or sixth in the league. Unbelievable.”

The result leaves United sixth in the Premier League on 54 points, behind Arsenal on goal difference.

His point count after 33 games is the worst in over 30 years.

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