‘Shocking’ - Roy Keane reacts to Man Utd’s ‘humiliating’ 7-0 loss to Liverpool
A look at what has been said after Manchester United’s heavy defeat to Liverpool
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Pundit Roy Keane has slammed Manchester United after their 7-0 defeat away at rivals Liverpool. The Red Devils were blown away by Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield.
The hosts led 1-0 at half-time after Cody Gakpo’s strike just before the interval. Erik ten Hag will have wanted his players to show a reaction in the second-half but they went on to concede six goals in front of the Kop.
Ex-United man Keane was sat alongside Graeme Souness in the Sky Sports studio and was left to reflect on his former club’s humiliating loss. He said: “A very, very bad day. Shocking really. It was game over after the second. The senior players were embarrassing. They didn’t show any leadership skills.
“The goals they gave away were shocking. A tough defeat for United. Thank god I’ve never been part of a team that has been beaten by that much.”
He added: “They should be ashamed of their performance, particularly in the second-half when the going got tough. They just went missing. All logic goes out the window when you come to Anfield. It is a hard place to come for a Man United player without a shadow of a doubt whatever form you are in.
“When you go two goals down like that you have got to show some pride, fight and spirit. They didn’t show any of that. I also have to say Liverpool were absolutely amazing. Their energy levels, quality of their play, their decision making, their desire.”
United were in good form heading into their clash against Liverpool and were unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions. They won the Carabao Cup last week and followed that up with a win against West Ham at home in the FA Cup on Wednesday.
However, questions will now need to be asked after their embarrassing loss to their rivals. Next up is a Europa League match against Real Betis at Old Trafford.