Keane selects two Man Utd starters that aren’t ‘up to it’
Posted On June 20, 2020
Roy Keane doubts that Scott McTominay and Fred are good enough to have a long-term future at Man Utd after their 1-1 draw at Tottenham.
Man Utd needed an 81st-minute penalty from Bruno Fernandes to earn a deserved point after David de Gea let a Steven Bergwijn effort squirm past him in the first half.
Keane was outspoken on both De Gea and Maguire during his analysis on Sky Sports but he also doubts that McTominay and Fred have a long-term future in the starting XI.
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“The potential is there and good players will enjoy working with other good players,” Keane told Sky Sports.
“Ole made the point about getting the balance right in the team. Paul Pogba’s available but he didn’t want to throw him back in, he’s probably not up to speed yet so coming on for the last 25 minutes is perfect for him.
“But on paper you could look at those two players playing together and it will be a big plus for Man United.
“I still have doubts going forward for United. I still think the two lads in midfield – McTominay and Fred – are probably short. I know McTominay is learning his trade but I don’t think Fred is up to it.
“So there will be an opportunity for these lads [Pogba and Fernandes] to play regularly. And if they click together obviously that’s good news for United.”