Keane: Players should feel 'ashamed' for their role in demise of boss
ROY KEANE has pointed the finger of blame at Manchester United's players and says they should be 'ashamed' of their role in David Moyes' dismissal as manager.
The Corkman believes that the Scot deserved a longer stint at Old Trafford and feels that a combination of an underperforming squad and inadequate support in the transfer market contributed to his downfall of the ex-Everton man.
"I think it's a shame," said the Ireland assistant, "I think he should have been given more time and I think some of the players at Man United should be ashamed of themselves.
"I think they really let him down.
"He certainly had a hard start last summer when he took the job, I think the chief executive (Ed Woodward) didn't get the deals done that he wanted.
"There was a lot of negativity, they had a slow start and no momentum."
However Keane, speaking in his role as a pundit on ITV, refused to blame his old manager and current foe Alex Ferguson for his part in Moyes' appointment.
"I wouldn't necessarily say it was his pick, he obviously put his name forward and the club eventually had to make the decision.
"You obviously can't be critical of Alex Ferguson.
"For David Moyes... to be seventh in the league is disappointing, he will take responsibility for that but you still need people around you to help you in every way you can.
"I don't think he's had that support, particularly from the players.
"I think he deserved a bit more time, definitely."