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Pogba is like a schoolboy, blasts Keane

 

By Simon Peach

Roy Keane has accused the Manchester United team of not being good enough to play for the club after being knocked out of the Champions League by Sevilla.

The former United captain said he felt Jose Mourinho needed three or four new signings to help them get back to being a force in Europe like they were when he was skipper.

"When I played for Manchester United, when you put on the jersey you felt great and enjoyed the history and the pressure and the badge and the expectation," Keane said. "I get the impression that this United team, they don't seem to be enjoying the pressure or expectation.

"The manager will take responsibility. When you see him interviewed after the game, I don't think he was shocked because he's working with the players every day. He knows they are short to be one of the best teams in Europe. He knows that.

"United have had trouble the last three or four years and they need some more players, and I know some will say that's not always the answer, especially if he's a great coach. You've got to work with what you've got and they are short three or four players.

"Some of the players playing for United now aren't good enough but it's not their fault.

"If you're selected, you're going to play for United, but they are short at the top level and their record will tell you that."

Keane believes one of the problems is how to get the best from record signing Paul Pogba.

"He's not the only problem," Keane said. "But he is a big problem and if he can't get in the starting XI you're in trouble.

"He's come on and you expect good players to affect the game.

"He came on and did nothing. His reaction to the goal is like a schoolboy. He doesn't smell danger."

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