Sun 06 March 2022 | 20:53

Man Utd ‘gave up’ against City, it was a ‘disgrace’- Keane and Neville

The United were sunk deeply in one of the biggest clashes of the campaign, with two of their former stars insisting their defeat was unacceptable.

Manchester United

‘gave up’ during their battle against

Manchester City

, according to

Roy Keane

, while

Gary Neville

believed their performance was a ‘disgrace’ in their 4-1 loss.

City vanquished the Red Devils in one of their biggest games of the

Premier League

’s second season, with Ralf Rangnick’s men blown out of the water by Pep Guardiola’s.

A single goal from Jadon Sancho in

Cristiano Ronaldo

’s absence was not enough to make up for their poor display, will many stars shrinking on the biggest stage. After the game, Keane picked some words to describe their attitude.


The worst thing that you could say about United is that they gave up,"

the former midfielder told 

Sky Sports


"In any game if you give up, it's unforgivable really. The beauty of top-level sport is that there's no hiding place.

"We saw all of United's shortcomings today. Man City were very good in the second half but there are ways to lose football matches. You've got players not putting in performances and players not running back. They stopped running and they gave up. I don't understand it.

"The manager will be criticised about his tactics, but players not running back when you're playing for Man Utd is really unacceptable. They threw the towel in, which is shameful."

Keane added:

"Who's running that dressing room? These guys seem more bothered about, ‘How am I looking? How’s my hair looking? Are my boots nice?’ You leave your ego at the door when you play for Man United.

"I'm looking at the United fans and they're not daft. They're watching their team and seeing they're not fighting. There are no excuses.

"There will be statements, I have no doubt, over the next few days but we all know who will making them through their teams and on Twitter and all that nonsense. I don't care about any of that.

"It's what you say on the pitch that matters."

When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in charge, United rose in these kinds of challenges presented by their superior neighbours in the previous season, but Rangnick failed to live up to that expectation in his first and likely only derby.

Neville called the visitors’ performance unacceptable, saying:

"At the end of the game, Manchester United finished like an absolute shower.

"They were a disgrace in the last 25 minutes. It's the first time Ralf Rangnick has taken them against a proper team and they have been given a proper doing."

source: SportMob

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