Manchester United legend Roy Keane has revealed the ‘same problems’ his former club encountered during Sunday’s defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League.
Erik ten Hag‘s Man United got off to a losing start in the league following a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Brighton at Old Trafford.
Pascal Gross scored twice in the first half to hand The Seagulls a 2-0 lead at half-time. Mac Allister scored an own-goal late in the second half to ease United’s embarrassment, although Manchester United had a couple of moments to get on the score sheet earlier.
Keane believes United players repeated the same problems against Graham Potter’s side as last season, insisting that they ‘look so open’ when out of possession.
“Man United look very, very fragile, same problems, question the personality in the team, the problem is out of possession they look so open,” Keane told Sky Sports.
“They started okay, great chance for Fernandes, he should hit the target. But after that, Brighton have been excellent, Man United gaps everywhere, so open it’s untrue.
“You were hoping for more from Manchester United but it was the same shortcomings out of possession. Not good enough – giving away poor goals.
“But credit to Brighton, they were outstanding.”
Keane was also critical of Fred and Scott McTominay’s partnership in the midfield, insisting that both midfielders are not good enough and won’t take United back to the top.
Fred got replaced early in the second half while McTominay, who escaped a red card early on in the first half got hauled off later in the second half without posing as a threat whatsoever.
“The two in the middle of the park, all over the place,” Keane added.