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“Absolutely rubbish…” – Roy Keane criticises Erik ten Hag’s praise of Man Utd player after win vs Everton



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Roy Keane isn’t getting carried away with Manchester United’s recent Premier League form and was critical of one piece of Erik ten Hag praise.

The Reds won 3-0 against Everton on Sunday evening as Alejandro Garnacho scored one of the best overhead kicks in history.

That result meant that Ten Hag’s side are now just six points away from first place in the Premier League but Keane suggests that there still needs to be major improvements in terms of performances against the top teams.

The former United captain also questioned the praise from the Dutch manager on Bruno Fernandes for giving the penalty to Marcus Rashford at Goodison Park.

“It’s not been good enough,” Keane told Sky Sports. “The talent they’ve got, they’re upbeat after today’s game but if you’re playing for Man United that record has to improve. United are up to sixth or whatever, there’s been a nice improvement but they’re still some way off the top teams.

“They got themselves in a nice position, but the reason you’re playing for Man United is to compete against the top teams. [Ten Hag] is giving toffee out to Bruno for giving penalties away, absolute bloody rubbish coming out with that.”

Despite being close to the top, there are five teams ahead of United in the league at the moment and Keane suggested that the team seem happy to be in the position they are currently.

“Man United are sixth, if you went back a few years and they were sixth you’d be embarrassed, but obviously they seem happy with sixth,” he added. “There’s a long way to go, but Man United are meant to be competing with the best teams, including Liverpool, City, Arsenal.

“Teams like Spurs, Villa, and of course Newcastle. They go to Newcastle next week, we’ll see what Man United turns up because they’re supposed to turn up for big games.”