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Roy Keane: 'It's difficult to stay positive watching Manchester United'

Published 02/05/2016

Former Manchester United player Roy Keane
Former Manchester United player Roy Keane

Roy Keane insists it is hard to stay positive watching Manchester United following yesterday's draw with Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Louis van Gaal's men made a promising start against Claudio Ranieri's champions elect, but failed to build on their early lead with Leicester the better side in the second half.

While Keane says the past few weeks have been positive for United with good young players getting their chance to shine, he feels the Reds showed a lack of urgency during yesterday's second half.

Anthony Martial put United ahead inside 10 minutes at Old Trafford and Van Gaal's men could have added to that lead before Wes Morgan equalised.

"I was disappointed with today because I think their form has been pretty good over the last three or four weeks, they had a massive win in the Cup semi-final to score late on," said Keane, speaking on the Premier League panel yesterday.

"Today I was expecting a bit more, they are still trying to fight for fourth, not that that is anything to be celebrated, but I think United fans will be a bit flat after that performance when there is something to play for and there was no real quality in the second half.

"But there is still a chance to get their hands on some silverware, be positive and try win the FA Cup. I was (optimistic) before the game. After the gane I am really disappointed, even the urgency in the second half. I was expecting an onslaught in the last 15 minutes, throw everything at Leicester but as the game went on I felt if anybody was going to score it was going to be Leicester.

"I am a bit flat after that performance but the signs have been good over the past few weeks with young players coming through. I am trying to stay positive but it is difficult.   

Irish Independent

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