Roy Keane ripped into Manchester United and their caretaker boss Michael Carrick on Sunday night after seeing his former club fight for a draw at Chelsea.
Keane called for incoming interim manager Ralf Rangnick to shake up the backroom team as he launched a scathing attack on Carrick and the rest of former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s staff who remain at the club.
Keane took aim at Carrick, who was assistant coach to Solskjaer, after the stand-in boss followed up victory away to Villarreal in midweek with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in which they were largely dominated.
Keane also questioned why Carrick was still employed by United.
Roy Keane laid into Michael Carrick after disagreeing with ‘everything’ he said after Man United’s draw at Chelsea
Carrick was pleased with United’s display and his players’ ability to execute the game plan
‘I disagree with everything he said in that interview,’ Keane told Sky Sports. ‘He’s talking about a plan. He’s talking of his players’ efforts, he’s proud of them.
‘So is that just on Ole? What plans were they doing last few months before Liverpool at home, Man City and Watford? Have the plans only started this week?
‘He was in the dugout with Ole and all of a sudden he’s proud of them and they had a plan.
‘What about all the other games they had? Why aren’t they making the effort in other games? Why aren’t they closing players down in other games? They’re the worst in the league closing people down.
Carrick’s comments sparked outrage from Keane – who launched an attack on the temporary boss (right)
Keane hopes Ralf Rangnick (above) , will make ‘the right decisions’ if and when he is appointed
‘I wouldn’t be for getting rid of all the staff but they need to be held accountable because they weren’t just with Ole, they were with (Jose) Mourinho beforehand – and will they stick on with the new manager?’
‘To come away disappointed and to feel like you have left something out there is a positive.’
It’s understood that Rangnick wants to bring his trusted video analyst Lars Kornetka with him from Lokomotiv Moscow and more new faces could follow.
‘We hope whoever comes into the club, they start making the right decisions,’ said Keane.
‘Get the right people in for the job and not because you might know somebody or somebody is a decent guy.
‘Loyalty in the game? If you want loyalty, go get yourself a dog. You’ve got to work with decent people who are good at their jobs.
‘I’ve studied Man United the last few years and changes they’ve made. I think there’s an element that it’s a job for the boys. Just wink wink, look after each other. It’s a bit of an old pals’ act without a doubt.
‘That’s why they’re eighth or ninth in the league.’
The Irishman criticised the United players for failing to perform under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Keane also slated Carrick for suggesting that Chelsea should not have had a penalty despite that fact Aaron Wan-Bissaka kicked through the back of Thiago Silva’s foot to clear the ball from the United box.
Speaking after the game, Carrick said: ‘I’m disappointed actually. When you are in front in a game like this to have it taken away is disappointing.
‘I’m proud of the players and the group all week. An a difficult situation we tried to make the best of it. But there is that little bitter feeling. We came to win the game. A little disappointed, I can’t lie.
‘I don’t think it was a penalty at all. They have had a lot of shots, David had two saves which we knew before the game he would have to make one or two. Other than that I have felt quite comfortable in the game.
He also slated Carrick for praising Jadon Sancho and his team-mates for ‘doing their jobs’
‘Of course we want to be better. I am not getting carried away but I thought we defended well. I cannot fault the boys one bit.
Nevertheless, Keane did admit he was impressed by Manchester United’s ‘spirit’ during their Premier League clash with Chelsea. Although, he did say the Blues were the better side.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Keane said: ‘Chelsea were by far the better team. They should’ve won but United were spirited and stuck at it, got a lot of blocks in, so they’ll take some momentum after a good win in Europe.
‘Hopefully they can kick on. ‘[There is a] Lot of changes. A new manager coming in, question marks over a few of the players but they stuck together and there was a spirit in the performance rather than real quality.
Keane also slated Carrick for suggesting Chelsea should not have had a penalty after Aaron Wan-Bissaka challenge on Thiago Silva
‘Chelsea were always going to dominate so there’s no surprise with the way the game panned out. We spoke about it and said there may be a bit of arrogance at the back which we saw for the goal. United stayed in the game, gave up plenty of chances.
‘To say they played well, I don’t think they played that well in midweek but have a couple positive results which you fall back on. What’s happened today is no surprise they’re lacking in confidence so you sit in bodies behind the ball and a bit of quality and pace which United will always cause problems.
‘De Gea has played well recently and he speaks about fighting for everything but you should be doing that every week. It’s as if they pick and choose their moments when they’re up for it. The key for Man United is being consistent and doing it week in week out. There was spirit there but ultimately you want more.’
Keane did admit he was impressed by Manchester United’s ‘spirit’ during the match