Manchester United have ‘big, big problems’, says Roy Keane as Erik ten Hag issues warning to fans after defeat to Brighton in Premier League opener August 8, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer

Manchester United’s defeat to Brighton in their opening game of the new Premier League season sums up the mood at Old Trafford at the moment.

With anti-Glazers protests prior to kick-off and frustrations mounting due to the club’s slow transfer business, and the problems won’t be solved any time soon, believe manager Erik ten Hag and club legend Roy Keane.

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Man United’s performance against Brighton has drawn some savage assessments from pundits and fans, yet again

And Man United legend Keane gave his typical honest assessment post-match

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And Man United legend Keane gave his typical honest assessment post-match

The former midfielder turned pundit Keane has always offered up an honest assessment of the Red Devils’ decline since the departure of iconic boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

And despite hopes of a bright future with the appointment of new manager Ten Hag this season, Keane couldn’t hold back following his former club’s defeat on Sunday, either.

“The decision-making and the footballing intelligence from the midfield – particularly Fred, I’ve been on him for a long time – Fred and [Scott] McTominay, not good enough,” Keane told Sky Sports.

“They won’t get Man United back competing at the top. We see it week in, week out. Not up to it.

“There are huge issues going on there, it’s a rebuilding job. It needs time. A really bad start today but give the man [Ten Hag] a chance, give him money, he’s got the recruit.

“He mentioned before the game about the culture, there’s issues upstairs at the club, there’s more protests at the club from the supporters today.

McTominay was caught out for both of Brighton’s goals

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McTominay was caught out for both of Brighton’s goals


“So, big, big problems at United.”

Meanwhile, the Red Devils boss offered his own word of warning for fans for the season ahead – albeit a slightly more diplomatic one.

After saying his team should’ve done better on Sunday, Ten Hag added that it will take a while for Man United to get back to their former title-winning days.

“This is not easy to construct it, build it, to develop this,” he admitted after the final whistle.

“This takes time. As I said, I know, we don’t have time, we have to deliver, and we are aware of the situation.”

It was far from a dream start for Ten Hag on Sunday

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It was far from a dream start for Ten Hag on Sunday

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