Roy Keane’s ‘here we go’ response to question on Manchester United’s loss to Newcastle

After Manchester United's 1-0 Premier League loss to Newcastle, Erik ten Hag's team received a harsh evaluation from Roy Keane.

Roy Keane Hits Manchester United With A Blow
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Roy Keane has once again criticized Manchester United’s squad, stating that the players don’t match their own perceptions of their abilities. The recent 1-0 loss against Newcastle, according to Keane, was a generous scoreline for United, who were outplayed by Eddie Howe’s team.

Following Manchester City’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Tottenham, Keane, when prompted to comment on his former club’s defeat, responded with an exasperated “here we go” before launching into a passionate critique of United’s deficiencies.

Expressing skepticism about United’s chances at Newcastle, Keane emphasized the team’s drifting state. Despite possessing some talent, Keane believes the players overestimate their abilities. Comparing the current roster to his experiences at United, he highlighted the absence of exceptional players and strong personalities.

Keane highlighted United’s poor record against top-tier teams, citing heavy defeats against rivals like Man City and Liverpool. He emphasized the alarming number of goals conceded, labeling the situation as “ugly” and indicating the team’s precarious position. Keane questioned the strategy of relying on the same players who have yielded unsatisfactory results for the club in recent years, likening it to a futile cycle.

In a pointed remark, Keane referenced the definition of insanity—repeating the same actions while expecting different outcomes. He concluded by underscoring the team’s lack of effort compared to their opponents, suggesting that without a change in attitude and work ethic, United would continue to struggle.

Manchester United performance and stats

Manchester United

Manager: Erik ten Hag
Rank 6th
Win 14
Draw 2
Loss 10
Goals 36-36
Diff 0
Rank 4th
Win 1
Draw 1
Loss 4
Goals 12-15
Diff -3

Manchester United is currently 7th in the Premier League with 24 points.

In the last 14 games, it has won 8 times and lost 6 times. In its last match, Manchester United lost 1-0 against Newcastle United.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 16 goals and conceding 17.​

Manchester United will play the next match in Premier League against Chelsea on Wednesday 6th of December in Manchester. The prediction is Chelsea winning the match.​