Roy Keane has claimed that 'bluffers' in the Manchester United squad will cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job. The Red Devils legend was talking to ITV when he said that the team his former side have right now is nowhere near the levels it is supposed to be at.
Keane was speaking about the Red Devils' 6-1 thrashing at home by Tottenham Hotspur last week. He claims that the 'bluffers' did the same thing to Jose Mourinho and threw him under the bus. He said:
"The performance against Spurs was disgraceful… we've all been in football, we've had bad days, but I thought it was a disgrace to the badge, some of the players' performance. Too many bluffers, and ultimately I think they will cost Ole his job. They threw the previous manager (Mourinho) under the bus, they will do exactly the same to Ole."
Manchester United needed a big summer but the club failed to sign any of their top targets. The Red Devils did manage to get in Alex Telles, Edinson Cavani and Facundo Pellistri on deadline day but did not land any of their first-choice targets. Apart from these 3 signings, Donny van de Beek was the only one brought in during the summer.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not willing to take shots at the board or the owners for not backing him. He added that the Manchester United squad is big enough and that he is keen on using all the players at his disposal. He said:
"When I talk about the squad depth, we've got a big squad. "Of course the performances last season didn't warrant me giving too many of them more options because I think the 11, 12, 13 players who played and played well really deserved to play more and that means when you don't want play you don't get that fitness and sharpness that you need to knock on the door to get into the team. I think it's a different scenario now. After two games already I've seen many of the players who didn't play too much last season performing really well."
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