‘They can go for meals, be positive and say they will regroup but you don’t show it on the pitch’: Roy Keane reveals he would be ‘very surprised’ if Erik ten Hag gets more out of Man United’s struggling squad than Ralf Rangnick as he slams club ‘culture’
- Erik ten Hag will become the permanent manager at Manchester United
- He replaces interim boss Ralf Rangnick who has struggled to improve fortunes
- United players have been constantly criticized following a tough season
- Roy Keane struggles to believe Ten Hag could improve their current players
Roy Keane doubts that incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, will be able to do any better with the current squad than interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
The Red Devils confirmed last week that the Ajax manager will take on the permanent role at Old Trafford at the end of the season.
He will replace Rangnick in the dugout, who has struggled to turn things around since he replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back in November.
Roy Keane believes Erik ten Hag will need to conduct a major overhaul of Man United’s squad
Manchester United legend Keane, believes that Ten Hag will need to conduct a major overhaul on the current squad and has slammed the club’s ‘culture’.
He told Sky Sports ahead of United’s game with Chelsea: ‘There will have to be (a complete overhaul at United).’
When asked if a new coach can get more out of the current squad, he added: ‘I’d be very surprised.
He feels Ten Hag would struggle to get more out of them than what Rangnick has been able to
‘I think can make slight improvements of course. Players who have come in over last year or two, like Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, it’s been difficult for them as they’ve come to a team which doesn’t have a good culture.
‘It’s not a good dressing room as you can tell that with their performances.
‘They can go for meals and be positive and say they will regroup but you don’t show it on the pitch.
‘It is a case of rebuilding the club, getting some lads in who will give their all week in week out.
‘You’d hope the manager would have a big say in recruitment because the previous ones have all come out and kind of said their hands were tied a little bit in terms of getting the players they wanted so that’s a big problem.’
Keane also highlighted that Ten Hag was fortunate that a number of players will leave in the summer as their contracts expire.
Keane also suggested that Ten Hag is fortunate that five or six United players will be leaving
Rangnick has failed to turn around struggling United in what has been a miserable season
The biggest of which is Paul Pogba who has struggled to produce the same performances at United, as he has at Juventus and for the French national side.
Keane said: ‘What he (Ten Hag) will be looking is to get a group of players, are they on the side of the cause, hard to beat and hopefully brings a style of play that entertains the fans and gets United back to winning .
‘It’s a rebuilding job. I think he’s fortunate there are five or six players on big contracts who are leaving, that will help.
‘He will get some money to spend but it’s getting the right players and characters in the club. As the last few months haven’t been good enough. Players need to give everything for the cause and they aren’t doing that. ‘