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“I hope…” – Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane agree on crucial upcoming Man United decision



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Manchester United legends Roy Keane and Wayne Rooney have agreed on a crucial decision the club will need to make soon.

The two United legends were together on Sky Sports punditry duty on Sunday afternoon as Erik ten Hag’s side were defeated 1-0 by Arsenal.

While the result was once again disappointing, Ten Hag’s team were more competitive than most were expecting. It was all bark but no bite from United, however, who had only two shots on target.

Ten Hag is now fighting against making this season the club’s worst in Premier League history. They are currently eighth in the table and David Moyes’ side finished in seventh after he was sacked in 2014.

However, the Dutch manager is insistent that he will turn things around at Old Trafford, but he needs INEOS to stick by him.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his team will undoubtedly be closely analysing the situation of the manager and there have been links to the likes of Thomas Tuchel.

However, both Rooney and Keane share the opinion that Ten Hag should be given another chance under the new leadership at the club.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the game this weekend, Keane said: “I hope he’s given more time and they get to the summer, they can regroup and restructure the club, or whatever that might be.

“There’s huge problems at the club. But I hope he’s given a chance to get things right. Because last year there was some positives, we have to be honest with that.

“And they have a FA Cup final coming up, and if they manage to beat Man City, it’s going to be very, very difficult, but there’s huge challenges he’s facing, and he’s under huge pressure.”

Rooney agreed with his former teammate but did mention Louis van Gaal’s sacking in 2016 as an indicator that anything could happen.

“I personally hope they do give him time because there are a lot of problems at the club,” he added.

“Recruitment is massive and it hasn’t been good enough, so I do think he gets time to do it right.

“But we’ve seen it before; we won the cup final in 2016, and Louis van Gaal lost his job, so you never know.”