Former Manchester United icon Roy Keane has fired a warning to his outdated membership relating to Cristiano Ronaldo – with the pundit adamant that different United stars want to step up
Former Manchester United icon Roy Keane has fired a warning to his former membership over their expectations relating to Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese star made it 4 objectives in his first three video games since his Old Trafford return towards West Ham on Sunday.
But the megastar lower a annoyed determine in midweek because the 10-men of United slipped to a shock 2-1 defeat towards Young Boys of their Champions League opener.
And Keane has warned his former facet that different gamers will have to step up alongside Ronaldo if the membership are to be profitable this year.
Keane was talking in the course of the buildup to United’s sport towards West Ham on Sky Sports.
“You look during midweek, he struggled upfront without getting decent support or possession,” analysed Keane prior to the match.
“Man United have to be careful because Ronaldo’s come to the club everyone thinks it’s just going to fall into place, the players still need to step up and do better than what they had in the one or two years but he’s still a world class player.”
But regardless of these considerations, Keane conceded that we have already seen the distinction that Ronaldo could make for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet.
“We seen the best of him against Newcastle when you are creating chances getting balls in the box, we seen the problem that would cause United when they were up against it when they went down to 10 men.
“He hasn’t acquired the power or the will to be up there by himself however whenever you carry a prime class participant in something within the field he’s the perfect on the planet. He was on hearth there was no shock he produced final week.”
United’s loss in Europe means Solskjaer has now lost seven of his last 11 matches in the Champions League.
But Keane is adamant United will “bounce again” – despite a couple of disappointing performances in the Premier League recently to go along with their humbling in Switzerland.
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“The signs haven’t been great the last few weeks away from home,’ he added. “I believe away from house towards Southampton, they weren’t nice and might have lost that.
“At Wolves, they did get the win, and their performance wasn’t great, so I wasn’t that shocked [with the loss to Young Boys].
“Everything is exaggerated at United. They beat Newcastle, and every little thing is nice; they lose in the course of the week, it’s a catastrophe.
“It’s still early in the season. They’ve got three or four new faces into the club; it takes time to bed in. They’ll be disappointed with the defeat but they’ll bounce back.”