Roy Keane slams Manchester United’s transfer policy
The Irishman claims that the Red Devils need half a dozen players to be competitive next season.
February 11th, 2014
Manchester United’s fall from grace has been pretty spectacular this season, with the latest setback being a 2-2 draw with Fulham on Sunday that saw the champions come from behind to take a 2-1 lead only to concede at the death.
The prospect of the Red Devils playing Champions League football next terms looks to be a remote one and former midfielder Roy Keane feels as though United have cut corners in the transfer market.
Keane has previously been scathing about Sir Alex Ferguson although he is not among those who feel that David Moyes should be axed at Old Trafford, with the Republic of Ireland assistant manager feeling that the new man in the hot seat should be given more time.
However, he does feel as though some serious investment is required this summer in order for the Red Devils to once again challenge for the Champions League places and title.
Keane told itv.com: “They’ve kind of cut corners in terms of transfers in the last few years, they’ve not gone out and got the big players, and it’s just caught up with them this year.
“I think Man United need five or six players. If it happens in the summer then instead of being fearful of it, embrace it – it’s exciting. These can be exciting times for Man United. Get them back to the very top where they belong.”
“I think beating Olympiacos (in the Champions League) will be the priority. On form at this moment in time you have to say the Champions League is a long way off for Manchester United. But lots will change over the next few months. I think United will beat Olympiacos.
“They’ll have Rooney, Van Persie back after injuries. At this moment in time, would I fancy United for the Champions League? Probably not. But they’re still a threat, they’re still there. Big team, big players and in a couple of months’ time when the big players are back up to speed with their fitness United will be a dangerous team.
“Watching United more closely perhaps than other people, you still think the Van Persies and the Rooneys if they’re at it, will be a threat to the competition. I still think United can be dangerous if they get their act together over the next month or two.”