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Roy Keane expects Man Utd “bluffers” to throw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under the bus

By Harry Edwards

Published: 22:02, 24 April 2019

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane believes Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will be thrown under the bus by his players.

Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December as caretaker manager after the Portuguese endured a poor start to his third season, and initially underwent a drastic change – earning him the permanent role.

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  1. Solskjaer was named caretaker manager at Man Utd in December, replacing Jose Mourinho.
  2. The Norwegian did such a good job in turning United’s season around that he was given the permanent role in March.
  3. But since then, Man Utd have been on a poor run of form, winning just two of their six games.
  4. And Roy Keane believes United’s players will be ready to throw Solskjaer “under the bus”.

But since then, United have suffered a poor run of form, losing five of their seven games across all competitions including conceding nine unanswered goals against Barcelona, Everton and Manchester City.

And Keane believes the “bluffers” who threw Mourinho under the bus in December will do the same to Solskjaer at some point.

“I’m always intrigued by comments after games when they say ‘we’ll be up for the next game’,” he told Sky Sports during their coverage of their match against Man City.

You’re supposed to be up for every game. It doesn’t matter whether you’re playing for Man United or Altrincham. You have to be up for every game of football.

“I don’t fall for this carry on that they’ll be a brilliant reaction from this set of players. These are the same players that threw Mourinho under the bus and they will do exactly the same to Ole. Leopards don’t change their spots. There are too many bluffers at this club to get United back to the very top.

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“Even the point that we’re talking about Man United trying to finish fourth shows how the standards have dropped at United over the past few years both on and off the pitch.

“It’s a big test for Ole as well, of course.”

United lost 2-0 against City to remain sixth in the Premier League with just three games remaining.

Keane: Pogba is a big problem

After Manchester United’s 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Everton on Sunday, Paul Pogba came out to apologise to the club’s fans.

The Frenchman has received a lot of criticism for his performances since joining United in 2016 for a then-world record fee of £89m. And Keane believes Pogba is a big problem for the Red Devils.

He added: “The guy is a talented boy, but we’re saying the same thing over and over again.

“The number of times we’ve seen him in games where he is not sprinting or running back. He’s talking about body language – but throws his hands up in the air.

“He’s a big problem for United.”