Manchester United was swept aside by Tottenham in the English Premier League (EPL) after a lethargic performance.
United fell 0-2 to Tottenham in the second leg of the EPL on Oct. 20. After a narrow 1-0 win over Wolverhampton in the first leg, United was embarrassed by Spurs in the second leg. With a 1-1 draw, United dropped to 12th in the league. A season of true resurgence. United faced a crisis early on.
After the game, Man Utd ‘legend’ Roy Keane took a shot at the Red Devils, specifically at United manager Eric ten Haag.
“United are a very easy team to play against,” Keane said after the Tottenham game. United were lethargic,” he criticized after the game.
“We’ve been told he’s a great manager, but we need to see it in action,” Keane continued, putting a question mark over Van Gaal’s competitiveness.
Ten Haag responded to Keane’s sniping, saying, “It’s about defending our beliefs. You’re always looking for arguments to explain the game. But I don’t.”
“I think the United players stuck together as a team. They didn’t break down, they kept fighting, they kept creating chances. We had a 토토 really good attack. But their goalkeeper made some good saves, so I don’t think Tottenham dominated the game.”
“I know how we need to respond to their counterattacks. Of course, we need to score goals, and to do that we need to take more risks. We have some rules. If you look at the game as a whole, United had a pretty comfortable game. I think United created more chances than Tottenham,” he claimed.
It’s not an easy rebuttal to understand. Even if he had the will to respond to Keane’s snipe, his logic is beyond anyone’s comprehension. If United were better than Tottenham, then they should have been the winners.