‘Manchester United lacking character’ – Roy Keane
Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has claimed that the current side is lacking in both quality and character following their Champions League exit.
United lost 3-2 to Wolfsburg on Tuesday night to finish third in their group, despite having taken an early lead in Germany through Anthony Martial’s goal.
Keane, who played for United from 1993 to 2005, has suggested that Louis van Gaal’s team does not possess the fighting spirit that previous sides did. “[It’s a] disaster really, considering the goals they gave away,” the Irishman told ITV Sport.
“I think Manchester United have a lot of good players, there’s no getting away from that, but I don’t think they are good enough for Man United. “I think they lack real quality, you look at the recruitment, they have thrown decent money at it, but there are no special players at the moment.
“Think of Manchester United and you’ve always associated one or two special players who can produce.
They seem to be lacking a few characters, a few leaders.” United will now play in the Europa League after finishing third in their group.