Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has taken a dig at Tottenham Hotspur by claiming that Manchester United’s win over the North London club last week is not a big deal.
Speaking after the Red Devils’ 2-1 win in the Manchester derby on Saturday, Keane claimed that beating City was actually a much bigger achievement than their victory against Spurs because of the latter’s fragile mentality.
Tottenham failed to pose a threat during the loss at Old Trafford on Wednesday with Jose Mourinho admitting after the match that the home side deserved all three points (Football.London).
United brought their good form into the game against City after they walked away with all three points from the Etihad Stadium courtesy of a Marcus Rashford penalty and well-taken finish by Anthony Martial.
The three points took Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to fifth spot in the Premier League table, one point above seventh-placed Spurs.
Speaking after the match, Keane told Sky Sports Premier League TV channel (on 7/12/19 from 19:00 pm): “I said before the show, I didn’t think beating Tottenham at home was a big deal for Manchester United. Spurs, we know their mentality.
“But beating Man City will only given the players confidence. They’ve been criticised a lot recently and today we need to take our hats off.”
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As annoying as Keane’s dig at Tottenham is, he is not far off the mark here as this Spurs team has proven to be mentally fragile on many occasions during big games. The same thing seemed to happen last Wednesday against Manchester United and this is one of the main things Mourinho has to fix at the club.
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