Roy Keane criticises Phil Neville for staying at United

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Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has never been one to keep his opinions to himself when he feels that they’re better served being aired.

He’s already publicly lambasted the attitude of Sir Alex Ferguson this season and now, according to The Independent, it’s another United coach who has been on the receiving end of some harsh criticisms. This time, it’s Phil Neville. The 37-year-old returned to Old Trafford with David Moyes when the recently-axed boss took over last summer, and remained on the books to aid Ryan Giggs once his predecessor was given his marching orders.

Despite the fact that Neville, who was joined by fellow ‘Class of ‘92’ graduates Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, stuck around to ensure that the club did not fall into complete disarray, Keane believes he should have left when Moyes did.

“I would like to ask, ‘What did Phil bring to the party?” Keane said.

"And when David Moyes left, why didn’t Phil leave with him? Because David brought him in with him. So, interesting.

"Should Phil have walked with him?

"I don’t know, you would have to ask Phil but I know what I would have done. But we are all different."

Neville has yet to be told whether or not he will remain at United in any capacity once Louis van Gaal begins his duties at the club, but it’s likely he will be hoping to hold onto a position given the loyalty he has shown in recent weeks. Following Van Gaal’s official appointment earlier on today Giggs was immediately named as his No.2, though it remains to be seen whether or not there’s room for the other men who currently make up the back room team.

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