Roy Keane is not one to pull any punches.
So when the opportunity arose to get stuck into a few Manchester United's flash upstarts, Roy did what Roy has always done tonight in the Sky Sports studio.
Ahead of United's huge clash with Manchester City at Old Trafford, their former captain lambasted Sunday's dismal display away to Everton and questioned the integrity of the players involved who he accused of letting manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer down.
Keane: "These are the same players that threw Mourinho under the bus and they'll do exactly the same to Ole. Leopards don’t change their spots. The standards have dropped at United over the last few years, both on and off the pitch.” #mufc [Sky] pic.twitter.com/w83deGeoKo
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) April 24, 2019
Backed up by anchor pundit and former teammate Gary Neville, who described the current crop of United players as 'Japanes Knotweed' after Sunday's 4-0 reversal at Goodison Park, the former Ireland international and current number 2 to Martin O'Neill at Nottingham Forest rallied behind the Norwegian.
Hopefully people will agree with me in the studio, but it's not up to the manager to motivate the players. You've got to motivate yourself. You have to be up for every game at Manchester United and the fact Ole's got to discuss it after the game and again in the following few days about his players not being up for a game of football, he must be hugely embarrassed.
United play City tonight in a game that should have untold reverberations at the top of the Premier League table. The home side will be desperately seeking a win as they look to strengthen their faltering top-four hopes whilst second-placed City will have to win if they are going to take a numerical points advantage into the final three games of the season over current leaders Liverpool.