FORMER MANCHESTER UNITED CAPTAIN ROY KEANE has layed into Manchester United's players after they were humiliated 7-0 by arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
United started off with good intent, but a Cody Gakpo goal either side of halftime resulted in one of the biggest capitulations seen in Premier League history.
Braces from Darwin Nunez, Mohammed Salah, Gakpo, and a single goal from Roberto Firminho ensured that United suffered their worst defeat ever to their northwest neighbours.
Keane, who was working for Sky on Sunday pulled no punches as expected and said, "The senior players were embarrassing, they didn't show any leadership skills. The goals they gave away were shocking.
"It's a tough day for United. Thank God I've never been part of a team that was beaten by that much when playing for Man United.
"The players will be embarrassed. There's no doubt they will be ashamed of their performance, especially in the second half when the going got tough. They just went missing...
"When you go 2-0 down, you've got to show some sort of fight and spirit. They didn't show any of that.
"I could go in hard on Manchester United and of course I will, but I also have to say that Liverpool were absolutely amazing...
Keane also went onto to say that he would go into hiding if he ever lost 7-0 as a Manchester United player
🗣️ “If you lose 7-0 you’d go into hiding, never mind for a few days I think I’d go missing for a few months it really is that embarrassing for the players.”
Roy Keane says he would go into hiding for months if he lost 7-0 to Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/KjTl5CS1DR
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"The senior players really let the club down today. If I ever got beaten in a game like this at 6-0 or 7-0, you'd go into hiding, "said the pundit
"You'd go into hiding. They might go missing for a few days, I'd go missing for a few months. It really is that embarrassing for the players.
"What can you do? That's the game, they've got to bounce back...
"I'm not sure what else to say, I'm in shock!"
United's manager Erik ten Hag was also furious after Sunday's 7-0 thrashing at Anfield. The loss matched United's record competitive loss, which was against Blackburn in 1926, Aston Villa in 1930, and Wolves in 1931.
Ten Hag was asked if the players said anything after the game and said, "No, I didn’t give them the chance until now. I think we have to talk about that.
"I have only given my opinion about it. We will talk about it tomorrow.
"But then I know this team will reset and we have to bounce back. We have shown in the past we can."
United will now face Real Betis in the Europa League on Thursday and after that will play Southampton at home in the Premier League.