Roy Keane: 'Ten Hag must have been consuming wine before post-match interview

Roy Keane: 'Ten Hag must have been consuming wine before post-match interview

Roy Keane has claimed that he fails to see what Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag saw when it came to United's 2-2 draw with Liverpool. 

United played Liverpool at Old Trafford and were second-best for large chunks of the game. A first-half goal from Luis Diaz gave Liverpool the lead, and from that point on, many felt that Liverpool would score three, four, or more in the game. That never happened.

United, having no shots in the game, scored from their first one when Liverpool's Jarrell Quansah gave the ball away to Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese midfielder scored from 40 yards to make it 1-1, much to many people's amazement.

United then took the lead through Kobbie Mainoo and nearly scored again before a late Mohamed Salah penalty made it 2-2. The game ended with that scoreline. They are now 11 points adrift of fifth-place Aston Villa with seven fixtures left, albeit with a game in hand.

Many feel that United were lucky to get a point, and that would be a fair point to make. However, Erik Ten Hag disagreed and said the future was bright.

"We get more players available, especially in the backline, and with 27 different organisations during the season, the future will be very good," Ten Hag said after the game. 

Keane, who was in the Sky Sports studio for the game, felt that Ten Hag must have been consuming wine after the game and claimed that he couldn't see Ten Hag's point of view.

"Listen, obviously he's had a couple of glasses of wine after the game," Keane said. "I don't know how strong that is, but he seemed really upbeat, and I admire him for it because he's obviously seeing something that I'm not seeing at this moment in time.

"I'm not saying there's no potential at the football club or with these young players, but in terms of competing with Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool, they're way off it. They are competing at this moment in time with Aston Villa and Spurs for that fourth and fifth position, and at this stage, they're well behind them.

"So I don't get his positivity, but maybe that's just me obviously being a bit old and grumpy. He's upbeat, but I certainly didn't see that upbeat performance. I thought [there were] two very good goals from Manchester United and a team that hung in there and stuck at it, and I give them credit for that, but if you're looking at the bigger picture, I'm not sitting back here and going, 'Man United are on their way back'."

United's next game will be against Bournemouth.