Thu 28 April 2022 | 20:00

Roy Keane makes blunt prediction about Ten Hag appointment

Manchester United legend Roy Keane struggles to believe Eric Ten Hag could improve their current players.

Erik ten Hag will replace interim manager Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Roy Keane believes that unless Erik ten Hag is given the ability to ruthlessly overhaul

Manchester United's

squad, his appointment will make little difference.

Keane told Sky Sports ahead of the game with Chelsea on Thursday:

“I'd be very surprised. I think can make slight improvements of course. Players who have come in over the last year or two, like

Jadon Sancho


Raphael Varane

, it's been difficult for them as they've come to a team that doesn't have a good culture.

“It's not a good dressing room as you can tell that with their performances.

“They can go for meals and be positive and say they will regroup but you don't show it on the pitch.

“It is a case of rebuilding the club, getting some lads in who will give their all week in week out.

“You'd hope the manager would have a big say in recruitment because the previous ones have all come out and kind of said their hands were tied a little bit in terms of getting the players they wanted so that's a big problem.”

Roy Keane has warned Ten Hag that he has a big job on his hands.

Keane said:

“What he (Ten Hag) will be looking is to get a group of players, are they on the side of the cause, hard to beat, and hopefully brings a style of play that entertains the fans and gets United back to winning.

“It's a rebuilding job. I think he's fortunate there are five or six players on big contracts who are leaving, that will help.

“He will get some money to spend but it's getting the right players and characters in the club. As the last few months haven't been good enough. Players need to give everything for the cause and they aren't doing that."

source: SportMob

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