Friday 20 September 2019

Roy Keane is glad Manchester United never signed Steven Gerrard because "we want to win something"

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard applauds the supporters after his final Merseyside derby
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard applauds the supporters after his final Merseyside derby
Roy Keane says Manchester United should sign Seamus Coleman

John Fallon

Roy Keane believes the summer capture of Seamus Coleman can be key to Manchester United's revival.

Speaking last night at a fundraiser for Waterford United, the former Red Devils skipper named the Irishman along with Paul Pogba as the two players manager Louis Van Gaal need to target.

United's exit from the FA Cup on Monday night means another season will pass without a trophy being claimed by the club.

"I think United need a centre half and midfielder and Seamus Coleman for right back," said Keane.

"And I think that United should sign Paul Pogba for they need a presence and physical player in midfield.

"Pogba knows the league, is big and strong and is playing brilliantly for Juventus.

"People say United can't get Pogba but they should try."

One player Keane insists United won't suffer from missing out in is departing Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard.

"No, we want to try win something," he quipped.

Keane also feels the loss of chief executive David Gill has been just as sorely felt at Old Trafford as manager Alex Ferguson.

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