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Roy Keane Slams Michael Carrick For His Comments After Chelsea Draw

Roy Keane Slams Michael Carrick For His Comments After Chelsea Draw

Manchester United managed a draw at Chelsea this afternoon, looking a bit more lively than they have done for the majority of the season.

The players closed down more often, put in more challenges, and seemed generally more enthused about committing to the hard yards.

They were forced to do most of their work without the ball, but they will probably be reasonably pleased with their showing on the day.

Manchester United took the lead in the game against the run of play via Jadon Sancho, with Jorginho laying it in a plate for the away side.

United actually grew into the game after that goal, but that was undone after a moment of madness from Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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Having dealt reasonably well with a Chelsea corner, the right back would go on to draw his boot on Thiago Silva in the penalty area. It was a clear spot kick, with Jorginho making up for his earlier error from the spot.

That would prove to be the final goal of the match, with both sides missing chances to win it late on.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Michael Carrick said he was proud of his team for their efforts this week and also questioned the decision to award Chelsea that penalty.

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However, not everyone was pleased with his comments.

Roy Keane questioned why Carrick could only get a tune out of the players this week having previously been part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's coaching staff for a number of years.

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I disagree with everything he said in that interview. He talked about a plan. He talked about the penalty, of course it was a penalty, we've all looked at it and it's a penalty.

He's on about the players' effort and that he's proud of them. He's been working with these players for the last few months. He was alongside Ole and in the dugout with Ole.

Now all of a sudden he's proud of them this week and they had a plan. What about all the other games the had? Why aren't they making an effort in the other games? Why aren't they closing people down in the other games?

He's talking high pressure being too much for [Chelsea]. We seen the stats before the game, [United] are the worst in the league at closing people down and winning the ball back.

He's praising players for doing their jobs, he mentioned the three midfielders. It's ridiculous.

He was sitting in the dugout for the last few months with Ole, the last few years. He was sitting with Mourinho as well. All of a sudden he's proud of the players this week? He's working with the same players!

Keane would double down on his comments a few minutes later.

This time, he questioned Carrick's insinuation that the team had been lacking direction under the previous manager.

They keep talking about 'we had a plan and we're proud of the players', so what was the plan for the last few months?

Was that down to Ole? We're led to believe Ole wasn't taking the training sessions and letting the staff get on with it, so what plans did they have the last few months?

What plans did they have for Liverpool at home, Man City, Watford? When did the plans start working, on Monday?

Carrick will certainly have to shoulder his fair share of blame for results in recent months.

Roy Keane won't be quick to let him forget that.

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