How Roy Keane predicted Male United’s win over Liverpool 12 months ahead of time
A video of Roy Keane advising Manchester United to offer coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “one more year” after their defeat by Liverpool last January resurfaced on Monday in the wake of the Red Devils’ FA Cup win over their competitors.
In January 2020, Liverpool were 2-0 winners over United in the Premier League. One year and 5 days later, it was United who came out on leading as the teams satisfied in the FA Cup.
Solskjaer’s side were 3-2 winners in the fourth round as Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes netted at Old Trafford – the latter scoring the choosing goal with a well-placed free-kick into the bottom corner of Alisson’s goal.
The outcome went some method to vindicating former United midfielder Keane, who staunchly safeguarded former team-mate Solskjaer after the club’s defeat by the Reds 12 months prior.
Following Liverpool’s 2-0 league win last January, former Reds centre-back Jamie Carragher struck out at Solskjaer, leading Keane to react: “What about the previous managers over the previous couple of years – are you saying they’re all bad supervisors?”
” Do you think they ‘d done excellent jobs?” Carragher replied. “You slaughtered [Jose] Mourinho when he remained in the job.”
” But he required more time,” Keane insisted, adding: “We question Ole – ‘he’s not up to it, take a look at his CV’ – yet for some reason other managers go to clubs and they’re given the advantage of the doubt.
” Provide Ole time. Provide the male a possibility. The 3 previous supervisors before Ole, are you telling me they do not know what the game is about? They understand what the game has to do with,” Keane stated, referencing Mourinho, Louis van Gaal and David Moyes.
” David Moyes was given a six-year agreement, Alex Ferguson is on the pitch going: ‘Support the manager, back him.’ Give him a bit more time, not 8 months, and I would not have actually sacked him on Twitter. Are you telling me David Moyes didn’t deserve more than 8 months?”
” I think he did, yeah. So you ‘d still have him there in the task?” Carragher asked. “Okay, but for how long would you offer Ole?”
” I ‘d offer Ole certainly another year,” stated Keane. “One hundred per cent, another year.”
Liverpool went on to win the Premier League last season, however twelve months on United have the superiority in the leading flight along with in the cup.
Solskjaer’s team are top of the table with 40 points, 6 clear of fourth-placed Liverpool. Both sides have played 19 video games in the department so far this term.