Manchester United made a pitiful start to their Premier League clash with Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.
All eyes were on the Red Devils as they faced off with the champions of England on the back of a 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur that briefly alleviated the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, just seven minutes into the derby clash at Old Trafford and the calls for Solskjaer’s head were growing once again with Eric Bailly putting through his own net to give City the lead.
Man Utd vs Man City
And if it wasn’t for some heroics from David de Gea, which peaked with a stunning save to deny Gabriel Jesus, it wouldn’t be unrealistic to think that United could have been 4-0 down at half-time.
That being said, even the most inspired performance from De Gea couldn’t completely shut out Pep Guardiola’s onslaught and some terrible defending eventually allowed City to double their lead.
Joao Cancelo’s tantalising cross into the penalty area caught Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw napping with Bernardo Silva eventually scrambling the ball over the line at the back post.
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Keane reacts to Man Utd’s performance
It really was the nail in the coffin of a desperate 45 minutes for United and that’s never a good thing when you have Roy Keane ready to give his analysis in the Sky Sports studio.
Besides, if anybody is going to give the cold hard facts about how poor United were in a completely uncompromising way then you can bet that it’s one of their finest ever captains.
And surprise, surprise, Keane proceeded to give one of the most disheartened rants that we’ve seen from him about the Red Devils in which he essentially declared that he had given up on the players.
Man Utd break Keane
The trademark passion and gusto behind Keane’s punditry is still there, but you can’t help feeling from his sheer deflation that United’s performance was so poor that it left them lost for words.
It really was a sight to behold, so be sure to check out how United left Keane broken by watching his damning analysis down below:
You always get value for money when it comes to Keane.
Keane expects more from Man Utd
Say what you like about his uncompromising style of punditry, but you just know that everything he comes out with is true and honest to the type of player he was at Old Trafford.
It is, after all, difficult to imagine how infuriated Keane would be if he was out there captaining the same United side that had lost 5-0 to Liverpool and faced more misery against their closest rivals.
But above all else, Keane’s deflated demeanour in the studio – his anger tempered by a damning lack of surprise – is most powerful in the way it reflects how so many United fans are feeling.
Whether it’s down to the players, Solskjaer, the Glazers or whoever, there is no escaping the fact that something is terribly wrong at United right now.