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Roy Keane rips into one Manchester United star who “doesn’t help” teammates



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Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has slammed one player for not being a winner.

Bruno Fernandes, who has 143 goal contributions in 229 games for the Red Devils, has, for many, been United’s best player since he joined the club in January 2020.

Discussing Manchester United’s current #8 on the Stick to Football podcast, Roy Keane and Ian Wright had a strong disagreement over Fernandes‘ impact on the United team.

With Keane’s co-host, Arsenal legend Wright labelling Fernandes as a winner, Keane snapped back, asking his fellow Premier League alumni: “He’s [Fernandes] won nothing in his career, he’s 29 years of age. What has he won in his career?”

After Wright continued to defend Fernandes, Keane took the time to further explain his feelings on the Portuguese creative midfielder.

“I think he is a talented boy,” Keane added. “But does he help people out and does he make others around him better? 

“The answer is 100 per cent no. He does like to dig them out, which is fine, but you’ve also got to drag the others along.

“Would you like to be in that United dressing room today with these guys going… ‘[I’m] not sure about him, I think he’s OK when we’re winning but we’re not going to be winning every time.’

“How do you stop that momentum and flex your muscles in games? That’s what I want. We talk about talented players but sometimes it’s about personalities in big games and getting you over the line in big games.”

As the exchange continued, Wright claimed that if nothing else Fernandes should be praised for how he manages to save United from defeat on a near-constant basis. In response, Keane would fire back at the suggestion that he has saved United in any fashion.

“Saves the club?” Keane proclaimed. “Look, he’s won nothing in his career. He’s won nothing in his career. Look at his CV. If he’s one of your best players, there’s a responsibility.”

For full transparency, Fernandes has won five major honours for club and country throughout his career. Additionally, half of his ten Premier League goals this season have won Manchester United the game.

Past this season, 35% of Fernandes’ Premier League goals have been matchwinners.

The current United captain has also been named the club’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year on two occasions, the same number of times as Keane managed throughout his United career.