Manchester United’s fiery former captain Roy Keane has launched a surprising attack on the club’s players, claiming that many of them let David Moyes down over the course of this season.
News broke this morning that Moyes had been relieved of his duties less than a year after his appointment as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor, and many ex players and famous pundits have chipped in with their opinion as to what the main reason was behind the Scot’s dismissal. However, far from joining the chorus of fans who believe Moyes was never the right man for the job, Keane said prior to tonight’s Champions League clash between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea that the players should bear the brunt of the blame.
“I think it’s a shame. He should have been given more time,” the Irishman said.
“Some United players should be ashamed of themselves – they really let him down.”
Following a tumultuous campaign in which United have never looked anywhere close to convincing, Moyes was ironically sacked following a run in with his former side Everton. The 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park was enough to convince the Glazer family that a new manager was needed to restore normality, and the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Louis van Gaal have been tipped to become the next Old Trafford boss.