Sunday, November 27, 2022

Ole Gunnar’s “Honeymoon Period” Is Over, He Must Win A Trophy – Roy Keane Warns 

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Roy Keane has been far from convinced by what he has seen from his former club Manchester United in their opening two Premier League games of the season.

And the Red Devils legend thinks they are allowing opponents to create far too many chances, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side having conceded five goals from their opening two matches.

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United were hugely disappointing in their 3-1 opening day defeat against Crystal Palace , and they required a VAR-assisted last minute penalty to see off Brighton 3-2 on Saturday.

When asked to assess their start to the season on Sky Sports, Keane replied: “(It’s) not been great. They will have been pleased with the result against Brighton but there are worrying signs already in the first week.

“It’s early days but they were giving up a lot of goals and a lot of chances against Crystal Palace and Brighton so the signs aren’t great.

“The amount of chances they were giving up. It would be different if it was Manchester City or Liverpool , who have brilliant attacking players, but you would expect them to do a little better against Palace and Brighton. As a whole team it’s not been great, particularly the amount of chances they are giving up”.

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Keane thinks United’s target for the season must be to close the gap on their bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, who they finished a massive 33 and 15 points behind respectively last season.

And he believes the pressure will really begin to mount on Solskjaer unless they improve soon.

“They certainly have to get a little closer to Liverpool and Man City,” Keane added. “The points total cannot be the same as it has been over the last three or four years.

“Ole will have to get his hands on a trophy. The honeymoon period is certainly over for him. The pressure starts to mount now, particularly with the performances they’ve had over the last week or so.”

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