‘I thought it was cronyism’ December 14, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer
Roy Keane and Gary Neville were guilty of ‘cronyism’ when discussing Manchester United’s performance in the Old Trafford stalemate against their arch nemesis Man City at the weekend.
That’s according to former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan, who believes the pair didn’t really want to criticise United after Sunday’s draw owing to their long-standing association with the club’s under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Following Sunday’s drab encounter, Solskjaer declared it was United’s ‘best performance’ against City during his time in charge of the club.
Those comments perplexed Jordan, who told talkSPORT that the Red Devils legends gave their former teammate a free pass – unlike fellow pundit Micah Richards.
“The discussion after the game was about the performance of the side, but more so the performance of the manager,” Jordan told the White & Jordan show.
“Micah Richards was quite brave, I thought he came out with a salient question really, as we look now is Ole
Gunnar Solskjaer the man to take Manchester United forward?
“I text you [Jim White] going ‘are you watching this bland nonsense?’ It disappointed me as I felt as though it was a very interesting conversation to be had.
“And if we’re going into the territory of robust punditry then you should have robust punditry.