Roy Keane feels that Manchester United needs to be purged in the summer. He has named just three players that he would want to see remain at the club.
Aston Villa came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Villa Park on Saturday evening, as the Red Devils failed to take advantage of a golden opportunity to cut the distance on top-four opponents West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham.
Before Philippe Coutinho was substituted, Manchester United was in command of the Premier League match thanks to two goals from Bruno Fernandes in the first half and a second goal in the second half.
The Villa signing set up Jacob Ramsey for a goal that cut the lead in half before the Brazil international equalised with eight minutes left on the clock.
Following a 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford earlier this month, Manchester United remains winless in the Premier League in the year 2022.
Despite purchasing Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer transfer window, the 20-time English champions have failed to maintain a high level of consistency in the Premier League this season.
Keane, the former captain of Manchester United, has reiterated his conviction that the Red Devils’ roster needs to be completely restructured.
“How many would I keep you mean? I genuinely don’t know,” Keane said after Manchester United’s 2-2 tie with Aston Villa, according to Sky Sports.
Will Manchester United retain Bruno Fernandes?
To the question of whether the Manchester United great would retain Fernandes, Sky Sports commentator Dave Jones said affirmatively: “Yeah.” Oh, yes, Bruno, there are those like [Cristiano] Ronaldo who show that everything is not doom and gloom. With [Raphael] Varane, you have some excellent young players there,” he said.
Jamie Redknapp, a former Liverpool FC midfielder who was in the studio with Keane for Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa, then indicated that interim manager Ralf Rangnick isn’t confident in the full-backs at Old Trafford.
Following that, Keane said, “Obviously not. But, of course, a new manager has been appointed, and he may be thinking, ‘I like the sound of this job.’ However, if a great coach is brought in, at the very least for a decent starting point, you may look at some of the veteran players and say, at the very least, their contracts are expiring. I can move them on and bring in some new, hungry, quality players to Manchester United.”
This coming Wednesday night, Manchester United will travel to Brentford for their next Premier League match.