Roy Keane issues ‘pay the money’ challenge to Man Utd over management choice

Manchester United have not improved since the arrival of Ralf Rangnick in the Old Trafford dugout and Red Devils fans will be hoping their side will improve significantly under a new manager.

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane has urged his former club to spend ‘whatever it takes’ to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as manager this summer.

The Red Devils suffered an embarrassing 4-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday night.

The suspenders of Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez allowed Pep Guardiola’s men to impose their authority on their local rivals.

The loss was Ralf Rangnick’s second since replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the dugout at Old Trafford, but despite the record United don’t appear to have improved their gear for the German’s arrival.

As Arsenal enter the top four this weekend with three games to go against the Red Devils, the arrival of a new manager is firmly in the minds of United supporters.

Roy Keane was furious after the humiliating defeat to Manchester United


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Paris Saint-Germain boss Pochettino has always been linked with a return to the Premier League, and if he is a target for former United captain Keane sees no reason not to secure his signature.

The former Sunderland manager told Sky Sports: “If United want Pochettino then go and get him. I know people will say ‘ooh, he’s expensive’ but whatever, it’s the biggest decision United have ever made. has to take for years.

“Go get the right man, pay the money, whatever it takes.”

Ajax’s Erik ten Hag and Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers are two other names who have been linked with United, along with Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl more recently.

The task at United is a big one and whoever takes over the club should be committed to the team’s long-term goals and not expect to see an immediate change in fortunes given the number of players who fail to achieve. the current target.

Speaking after the crushing defeat, Keane said: “We saw all the shortcomings of United today, the way United lost the game today, they stopped running, no turning back, c It’s really unacceptable when you play for Man United and I think they’ve thrown in the towel.

“They are against a top team but you have to attack, you have to go back, it was just a reflection of the situation at the club, they are so far behind the other teams.

“We hear about problems with the arrival of the new manager, but your own pride has to come into play at some point.

Mauricio Pochettino is under contract at PSG until the summer of 2023

“I was getting really frustrated, I can forgive mistakes but you have to put your body on the line. Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Maguire, Rashford came in, I could go on, conceded four goals and City didn’t need any to be at their best. Shame on them.

“Once the third goal was scored, the game was over, they threw in the towel, the white flag was up.”

Pochettino was linked with replacing Solskjaer earlier this season but a decision never materialized, although reports have already emerged that the former Tottenham Hotspur boss is keen to return to the Premier League.

It remains to be seen who will emerge as United’s priority acquisition at the end of the season.

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