Monday 20 November 2017

Keane: Players should feel 'ashamed' for their role in demise of boss

Roy Keane making comments about David Moyes sacking on ITV Pic: ITV sport
Manchester United manager David Moyes (right) with Ryan Giggs during a training session
Manchester United's Ryan Giggs arrives at the club's Carrington training ground
Former Manchester United player, Roy Keane looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on April 20, 2014
Manchester United's share price has risen since the sacking of David Moyes
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

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."

BLAME

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."

Irish Independent

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