Roy Keane “didn’t agree with everything,” Manchester United interim boss Michael Carrick said in his interview after the Chelsea draw on Sunday. United scored a point at Stamford Bridge after Jorginho’s penalty canceled Jadon Sancho’s opener. It was Jorginho who gave United their first game after 10 minutes in the second half.
The Italy international poorly controlled a high ball and allowed Sancho to escape on goal.
Jorginho made amends on the spot after Aaron Wan-Bissaka fouled Thiago Silva.
Keane and fellow experts Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Jamie Carragher were confident referee Anthony Taylor had made the right decision.
But Carrick, however, told Sky Sports: “I don’t think it was a penalty at all.”
“And now all of a sudden he’s proud of them this week and they had a plan? What about all the other games they had? Why don’t they put effort into the others games? Why don’t they close people in the other games?
“He’s talking about the high pressure – we saw all the stats before the game, they’re the worst in the league for shutting down people, getting the ball back.
“Congratulate the players, congratulate the players on their work. He mentioned the three midfielders – it’s ridiculous.
“He had been sitting in the dugout the last few months with Ole, the last few years.
“They weren’t just with Ole, they were also with Mourinho before that, and what are they going to stick with with the new manager on?
“[That’s] not necessarily [right], not if they are not up to the task.
“Some of the staff have been here for several years. I have a feeling of Man United in the last few years, whether it’s staff behind the scenes or people upstairs, I think there Now has a work element for the boys now, ‘a work for the boys, wink, wink, look after each other, know the right people’.
“That’s why they’re eighth or ninth in the league.”