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Shame on those players: Roy Keane brands players "weak human beings"

Roy Keane (Niall Carson/PA).
Roy Keane (Niall Carson/PA).

With the dust finally starting to settle on Jose Mourinho's departure from Old Trafford, Roy Keane's taken the opportunity to have one last dig at United's players.

Keane, during an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, seems to have a degree of sympathy with the Portuguese manager, and places the blame for United's current woes squarely on the shoulders of the players.

"I do think the players are getting away with murder...the way they're hiding behind the manager...they've thrown him under the bus," he said.

"People have said Mourinho's fallen out with players, well you would fall out with players, that's the name of the game. When players are turning up overweight or when players aren't training properly or producing.

"Then for some of them to down tools, I'm not Mourinho's biggest fan but shame on them players, I can't tolerate players hiding behind their agent, their powers in the media...bit of a joke really.

"I don't call it old school, I call it good school, that no matter what goes on in the club, you go out and give it your all on the pitch.

"The modern player, they're not just weak players, they're very weak human beings.

"It wouldn't have happened in our dressing room just because we had good characters, good leaders."

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