Roy Keane offers blunt assessment of Fernandes vs Liverpool

Roy Keane has criticised Bruno Fernandes after his performance during Manchester United’s loss to Liverpool last night.

The Red Devils were second best for the majority of the night at Old Trafford, with their bitter rivals running riot in the form of a 4-2 win.

Former United captain Roy Keane was unsurprisingly critical in his post-match analysis for Sky Sports, and reserved some harsh words for Portuguese sensation Bruno Fernandes.

He also singled out the central midfield partnership of Fred and Scott McTominay as a point of concern, claiming that the club wouldn’t be challenging for titles with that combination being the club’s go-to midfield.

“I don’t want to be critical of Fernandes but he spent half the night crying on the pitch,” Keane said. “United players were looking for Liverpool to kick the ball out of play but you only stop with a head injury.

“I look at the two midfielders, McTominay is a good honest player, they have got Fred. 

“As long as those two players are playing in midfield for Manchester United they will not be winning any big trophies. 

“Okay they are in the Europa League final but they are only in that final because they came up short in the Champions League. Let’s not be kidded on by that either.”

Fernandes has no doubt been one of the biggest standouts in United’s campaign. However, given Keane’s ‘no-nonsense’ attitude towards the game, it won’t come as much of a surprise that he wasn’t impressed by the 26-year-old’s antics on Thursday.

United and Fernandes will hope to regroup in time for back-to-back league games against Fulham & Wolves before finishing off the season with the Europa League final on May 26.

Harry Maguire was missed sorely against Liverpool, he faces a very tight race to be fit in time for that showdown with Villarreal.

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