SHOCKING NEWS: Coming from Fabrizio Romano, “it looks like they doesn’t want to play or are being forced to play for United they need to be more aggressive or then f**king leaves the club”. Roy Keane blasts Manchester United’s strikers for messing around’ after FA Cup win In a fiery outburst, Roy Keane has blasted Manchester United’s strikers for not taking enough chances in the FA Cup win against wigan. Keane was particularly critical of Marcus Rashford, who he said was a “shadow” of the player he once was. Keane also felt that United’s strikers were not aggressive enough and that they need to be more direct in front of goal.


Ian Wright strongly criticized Marcus Rashford for his lackluster performance, labeling him “a shadow” in the 2-0 victory against Wigan during the FA Cup third round. Keane and Wright, both fiery personalities, were present in the ITV studio alongside Roberto Martinez at the DW Stadium.

However, by halftime, Keane had lost his patience with the Danish striker, who missed multiple promising opportunities in the first half against the League One opponents. Keane’s frustration peaked when the striker’s reactionary shot, following a save by Sam Tickle, missed the target, drawing his ire.

While Wright and Martinez expressed some understanding for the young forward’s situation, Keane, at 52, expressed his discontent, emphasizing the need for United to capitalize on such chances, urging them to display clinical finishing.

Rasmus Højlund, the Danish striker, encountered several missed opportunities, including a saved low, angled shot and a header hitting the bar from close range. Co-commentator Ally McCoist and Wright criticized Højlund’s crucial miss from six yards out, emphasizing the necessity for a player reliant on goals to convert such chances.

Wright highlighted the significance of seizing opportunities in critical moments, expressing concern about Højlund’s missed header, emphasizing the importance of precision in such situations.

The scrutiny extended beyond Højlund, with Rashford also facing criticism from the studio pundits. Wright expressed the need for Rashford to undergo a change if he aimed to elevate his career, while Martinez observed Rashford’s cautious approach against lower-league defenders, urging him to take more risks.

Keane echoed these sentiments, pinpointing certain flaws in Rashford’s gameplay, such as stopping the ball at the wrong times and not making enough runs behind the opposition’s defense. He stressed the necessity for Rashford to exhibit greater explosiveness.

The match saw Rashford assisting the opening goal, but his overall performance drew mixed reviews from fans, with some questioning his positioning during corners. Despite the victory, Manchester United’s performance left room for improvement, and their next FA Cup opponent would be determined between Notts County or non-league Eastleigh in the fourth round.

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