It’s not often we say this but Manchester United legend Roy Keane has agreed with a comment made by Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea on the problem awaiting new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.
Speaking after Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, De Gea said: “The level we have shown over these last three or four months isn’t enough to win a Premier League match, we were sloppy, we lost some easy balls around our box. It’s impossible to win these games.
“I hope things will get better for next season. This is the past already. We all know it’s been a bad season.
“The people who don’t want to stay, just go, and the people who really want to stay at the club, who want to fight for the club, let’s have a good rest in the summer, prepare ourselves in the mind and in the body and let’s get ready to fight again next season.”
Speaking to Sky Sports, Keane said: “We know it’s a long way back for Manchester United, but there is a way back and maybe the manager coming in… it’s a good time because I think it can’t get any worse. When he [Ten Hag] comes in, recruitment… He’s got to get the right characters, right players and get players out the door because the last few years haven’t been good enough. How many times can you say it?
“There’s been a real lack of leadership and talent. There’s not enough characters in that dressing room.”