Known as a figure who has never praised Manchester United’s performance, club legend Roy Keane gave positive comments this time after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men successfully humiliated Manchester City last weekend.
The Manchester derby between Manchester City and Manchester United has indeed contributed to the intense competition in the Premier League on the 27th matchdays last weekend.
In that match, Manchester United unexpectedly beat the hosts with a 2-0 score, where each goal was scored by Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw.
In fact, from a statistical point of view, Manchester City’s host should be far superior because they have incised a record 21 consecutive wins before.
No wonder then that many praised the performance of Marcus Rashford et al in the match, including Roy Keane who usually criticized MU players.
In fact, according to the man from Ireland, Manchester United’s performance in the duel at the etihad yesterday was almost perfect.
“I think their performance today was almost perfect,” said Keane to Sky Sports.
However, Roy Keane cannot deny the fact that Manchester United’s victory stems from Bruno Fernandes’ penalty at the start of the match which changed the mentality of the two teams.
“United started the game very well, and they can be said to have had a very good start to the match. I’m sure Ole never dreamed of getting a penalty after just 30 seconds of the game,” he said.
Furthermore, the former Manchester United captain also praised his former team-mate, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, for putting up the right tactics to crush the neighboring team.
“When you defend Manchester United, you are always required to give something more. But today, they really played well on the counterattack,”
“This match is a good game for Man United. Recently there have been many who criticized them, but they played well today,” he said.
Even though they managed to win the duel, Manchester City were still far ahead of the Red Devils at the top of the standings.