Sell the deadwoods, Roy Keane orders Manchester United

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane has said that Manchester United cannot win the league with certain members of the squad.

According to Keane, Manchester United need a world class player in the middle of the park, and he has urged United to let go of some players.

The former United skipper insisted that players like Fred, Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay and even Aaron Wan-Bissaka aren’t good enough for Manchester United, and has referred to them as deadwoods. Keane has urged Solskjaer to sell them, but admitted that he could only persevere with McTominay.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Overlap fan debate, Keane said: “I think for Ole it’s about shifting people on as well, sometimes you are waiting for a couple of players to go out because United have a lot [of deadwood], Jesse Lingard and players like that in the background. They have to shift them on, they’re not the answer.

“If you ask me if I think Jesse Lingard is going to get United back challenging for titles, the answer is no. And I’ll say the same for Fred and maybe McTominay.

“I think McTominay is a good, young player, I’d persevere with him, but the proof is in the pudding. I see Fred every week, I can’t see it with Fred. Ole likes him and he’s the manager, but I can’t see it.

“I think the right-back is probably not good enough for Man United. And these are good players, but if you’re talking about winning titles they’ve come up short over the last few years.

“Man United, to me, need someone in midfield – but again that’s huge money and I think they’ll need to shift a few players on.”