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Viewers amused at “most Roy Keane thing ever heard” during pundit’s rant on Marcus Rashford

Viewers have been left amused at “the most Roy Keane thing ever heard” during the pundit’s rant on Marcus Rashford on Thursday night.

Like much of the squad, Rashford has struggled for Manchester United this season and the forward’s future at the club is said to be uncertain according to reports.

Roy Keane has since had a lot to say about the footballer, and bizarrely said for Rashford to stop smiling all the time, adding how ‘frustrated’ he has been with the star.

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The England international has disappointed many, netted just five goals all season and could even be got rid of by incoming boss Erik ten Hag, with Arsenal linked with a £45million move.

Roy Keane spoke on an issue, saying Rashford smiles and jokes too much while warming-up, telling Sky Sports: “He’s got to do a lot more. I’m really frustrated with him.

“I think they all are [playing for their future]. You are always in a sense playing for your future. You are talking about a reaction from the manager there, as if you need lots of setbacks to get a reaction.

“The key is to do it week in, week out.

“Every time I see Marcus warming up, he’s always smiling. I don’t like players who smile too much. You smile when you score or do something.

“We always said when he first burst onto the scene, he affects games. He doesn’t affect games any more. He does very little.

“His performances last week, he played like an immature kid in terms of his hold-up play.

“Tonight, he’s playing in a wide position and that’s probably easier for him.”

When put to him that it possibly showed Rashford was relaxed, Keane added: “Not all the time. Every time I see him in the warm-up, he’s laughing and smiling. I go back to it, you’re going to war and fighting for your future.

“You smile when you score a goal or something that affects the game or something that gets people off their seat.

“Not in the warm-up, come on.”

As mentioned, viewers were amused at “the most Roy Keane thing ever heard” during the pundit’s rant on Marcus Rashford…

@thfcmax__: It’s obviously all an act it’s so boring

@RobABlake: Love him or hate him, he’s right. The sentiment is Rashford needs to get the finger out.

@neshtastic: It’s the same old shit with Keane, Scholes, Rio – they never say anything actually constructive or give any input on how he can improve or do better other than this.

@Rob_Dawson93: I think Roy speaks a lot of sense but he’s now become a parody of himself. Players smiling is exactly what any team should want to see – obviously not after a bad result. I’d have thought miserable, downbeat and highly strung players would be far more concerning

@AlliNury: What’s wrong with someone smiling during warm up? Roy Keane is weird.

@KMacca1977: So sick of Roy Keane 👎🏻

@ALBUMC: Fucking hell he’s a miserable twat isn’t he 😂

@49InARowe: He can’t be serious 😂

@passingdemtears: Bro rest its football not a gladiator tournament

@__Elle_Driver__: He said that in a very old-man-grumpy way but I guess he meant that Rashford’s behaviour shows that he’s not fully focused and serious about his job which is visible in his performances. He doesn’t care if he touches the ball or not, he’s still being paid a lot of money.

@NiHADlfc: Roy Keane is such a sad human.

@UtdMicah: And all we see is a middle aged man gagging for a management job wherever they’ll take him 🥱

@scfcdaza: Players not allowed to smile now fairs

@LewiBizzle: He’s bang on though. If Rashford was a winner, Man Utd’s situation would be consuming him. That’s the problem with that team, they genuinely don’t care.

@ironlies11: It’s almost too Roy Keane even for Roy keane

The game itself saw Cristiano Ronaldo cancel out Marcos Alonso’s volley with his first goal against Chelsea; and the draw means Man Utd can only now equal their lowest-ever Premier League points total; while the Blues are now eight points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham.

Player ratings

Man Utd: De Gea (7), Dalot (5), Lindelof (6), Varane (6), Telles (5), Matic (7), McTominay (6), Elanga (6), Fernandes (6), Rashford (5), Ronaldo (8).

Subs: Jones (6), Mata (6), Garnacho (N/A)

Chelsea: Mendy (6), Azpilicueta (6), Silva (6), Rudiger (6), James (8), Jorginho (6), Kante (7), Alonso (7), Mount (7), Werner (6), Havertz (5).

Subs: Lukaku (6), Pulisic (6), Loftus-Cheek (N/A)

Man of the match: Reece James

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel to Sky Sports: “It should have been more. There’s only one team who deserves to win and that’s us but we didn’t take it. It’s our responsibility to win a game like this when we dominate in all areas of the match. We were not clinical enough, lacked a bit of determination in the box to win this game.

“We worked so hard to get the lead and created so many chances and suddenly the opponent gets one free shot and scores.

“We found the space on the right and took advantage. I think Reece played a very good match, Mason a little unlucky in his decisions and could have been more precise in the first half to score and assist. But we were very good in our patterns.”

Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick: “We were fortunate in the first half, needed some great saves from David and last ditch tackles. In the second half we we better, showed a good reaction to that goal with an amazing assist by Nemanja and great finish by Ronaldo. In the last 20 minutes it was an open game. They could have scored when James hit the post but we also had our moments.

“Overall we had to admit we were fortunate to get that point but the reaction in the second half was good.

“They played with their almost best starting XI and we had a few players missing. We have our problems in defending and getting hold of the ball, winning the ball. We are just not compact, aggressive enough in some of those moments and this shows up against the top teams like Chelsea, Liverpool or Man City.”

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