Roy Keane and Ian Wright both condemned a moment of recklessness in Manchester United’s victory, according to Mirror Online.
Roy Keane and Ian Wright both condemned a moment of recklessness in Manchester United’s victory over Aston Villa on Sunday. The two pundits were in agreement that the Red Devils should have been more careful when they allowed Anwar El Ghazi to score an equalizer late in the game.
Keane, who is a former United captain, said: “It was a poor goal to give away , it was a poor goal. They should have been more professional, they should have seen the game out.”
Wright, who is an Arsenal legend, echoed Keane’s sentiments and said: “It was a really poor goal to give away. It was a lack of concentration and it cost them two points.”
The two pundits were in agreement that United had been too complacent in the closing stages of the game and should have been more professional in their approach. Both Keane and Wright agreed that United had been lucky to escape with a win, as they could have easily dropped two points if El Ghazi had scored again in the dying minutes.
Keane said: “I think he should have made a couple of changes, just to freshen it up and make sure they see the game out.” Wright added: “It was a lack of concentration and it cost them two points.
The two pundits also discussed the importance of United’s victory, with Keane saying: “It was a big win for them. It keeps them in the hunt for the top four and it keeps them in the title race.” Wright agreed and said: “It was a massive win for United. They needed to keep their momentum going and this result will help them do that.”
Roy Keane and Ian Wright were both critical of Andy Carroll after his reckless challenge led to his sending off in Reading’s loss against Manchester United.
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Having been given the unenviable task of visiting Old Trafford, the Championship side were already considered underdogs but their challenge was made more difficult when Carroll received a red card after 65 minutes for collecting two yellow cards.
Reading was two goals down when Carroll left the field, but came back to make it 3-1 in the end. Mbengue scored Reading’s lone goal following a corner kick, and commentators Keane, Wright, and McAnuff all criticized Carroll after his exit.
Keane remarked while in the ITV studio that “For someone who used to play for Liverpool, you sometimes feel a bit frustrated when things just aren’t coming together. I’m an experienced player though, so despite not having much discipline, I’ve never been sent off.”
Wright continued by saying, “There was an instance where he collided with Eriksen which I thought deserved a booking. I couldn’t help but wonder why he had to be so aggressive? The answer lays in the fact that they needed him to be a focal point.”
McAnuff shared, “Before the game, we discussed for the older players to lend a hand to the younger ones. You can’t dive into a challenge when already on a yellow; it’s only going to lead to one thing–a player out of control which throws an extra hurdle in their way.”
Head coach Paul Ince admitted his squad perhaps posed more danger after Carroll had been ejected from the field, and he exclaimed to the BBC: “I’m pleased with my players. Having played here for six years, I understand how difficult it is to compete before their boisterous followers. It was grand to score a goal. We wanted to make our enthusiasts proud. We assumed they were going to have an undermanned roster.
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When we saw their squad we believed ‘uh oh’. We should have secured the first period. We have a challenging game at our location against Watford. We hope to remain in the association. On moments we may have been superior with ten players when we uncovered the fetters. We offered supporters something not to be ashamed of.
When visiting Old Trafford, you want to face the strongest opposition possible. Ten Hag’s decision to put out his ideal lineup is proof of his respect for me, the establishment, and the squad.