Roy Keane said Manchester United did not show a good game against Chelsea . But, in terms of results, Keane thinks this is what United really want and that is quite positive.
United underwent a visit to Chelsea’s headquarters in the 13th week of the Premier League match , Sunday (11/28/2021) night WIB. In the duel at Stamford Bridge, United got one point after a 1-1 draw.
United were able to stem Chelsea’s attack in the first half. Then, Jadon Sancho brought United ahead in the 50th minute. Jorginho’s penalty nestled in David de Gea’s goal in the 69th minute. The match ended with the score 1-1.
Doesn’t Play Well, But…
United held on for most of the game. Chelsea had a lot of chances. United defended very well. Despite not playing well, Roy Keane feels United are happy with the result.
“United stayed there. They gave a lot of chances. Say they played well today? I don’t think they even played well in the last week,” Roy Keane told Sky Sports .
In the previous match, United won 2-0 over Villarreal in the Champions League. Two games, against Chelsea and Villarreal, were under the control of Michael Carrick as interim manager.
United did not play well and did not get perfect points. But, if you look at the background of this duel, Roy Keane assesses United to get one very important point.
“This is an important point. Chelsea are by far the better team. You look at the statistics. They should have gone on and won the game,” said Roy Keane.
“United are excited and stuck in that. They’re going to pick up the momentum. Nice win in Europe and hopefully they can start climbing,” said Keane.
Chelsea was very dominant in the duel against United. Thomas Tuchel’s troops released 24 shots throughout the match. Keane wasn’t surprised by what happened on the pitch, nor was the result.
“Chelsea will always dominate the players today, so it is not surprising to see the results. United need a bit of arrogance to be able to get a goal,” said Roy Keane.
Roy Keane Recommends Manchester United Pursue This Young Midfielder
Legend of Manchester United , Roy Keane had a recommendation concerning the midfielder should be pursued Manchester United in 2022. He considered Jude Bellingham could be a good option to strengthen the Red Devils midfield.
It is common knowledge that MU’s midfield performance is less stable. Keane, who currently works as a pundit, does not tire of criticizing Manchester United’s midfield almost every week.
Manchester United will reportedly make a refresh in their midfield in 2022. There are several midfielders such as Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba who are reported to be leaving Manchester United.
Keane believes that there is one midfielder who is suitable for Manchester United, namely Jude Bellingham.
There is a reason why Keane recommended Bellingham to United. He considered the midfielder to have shown a stable performance at a young age.
“You can see what he does on the pitch. He plays regularly in a top team and this kid has terrible potential.”
“A while ago I watched his game with Dortmund in the Champions League. At that time he was able to make passes that players his age shouldn’t be able to do.”
Keane considers that in addition to having above average abilities, Bellingham also has a strong physique. So he thinks he will be a top star in the future.
I only watch it in the Champions League, but the potential of this kid is really incredible.”
He looks like a strong boy,” he said.
It will be difficult
Manchester United will reportedly find it difficult to get Bellingham’s services. Because Borussia Dortmund refused to sell the former Birmingham City.
Dortmund is reportedly also priced at 100 million Euros. United are reportedly reluctant to pay that high for Bellingham.