Roy Keane has described Manchester United’s entire back-four and goalkeeper David de Gea as a ‘problem’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and says they will not lead the club to titles.
De Gea, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka helped the Red Devils draw 0-0 with rivals Manchester City on Saturday.
While Solskjaer was pleased with his team’s performance at Old Trafford, Manchester United had just two shots on target and never genuinely threatened to win the match.
Speaking after the stalemate, Keane criticised De Gea, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw and Wan-Bissaka, claiming they are not players who will help the club win the Premier League.
He told Sky Sports: ‘We talk about trust in football, the back four and the goalkeeper are for me still the biggest problems [for Manchester United].
‘Okay, they did well today but that’s not a back-four that will take you places and that’s a big concern.
‘You just don’t know what you’re going to get from Man United right now. That’s not a good sign when you’re not sure what you’re going to get from the team.
‘Can you really trust this group to go on a run? The answer is no.’
Despite Manchester United creating very little against City, Solskjaer was pleased with the performance, particularly considering it came just a few days after the club’s Champions League exit.
He said: ‘It was a tight game. I know we beat them a few times last season but those were different games. They had a few big moments.
‘It’s two good teams. Tactically we knew they were going to give us some problems but defensively we were excellent. I’m delighted with the defensive shape. With the ball we didn’t create as much as we wanted to.
‘They probably had the bigger moments in open play. Everyone should be happy with a draw.
‘Its a mental challenge when that happens to you [going out of Champions League]. The mental energy you’ spend trying to recover from Tuesday is huge.’