Keane places Man Utd blame on Lukaku & Sanchez

first_imgManchester United ‘Man Utd’s problems are not just with Pogba’ – Keane places blame on Lukaku & Sanchez Sacha Pisani 14:41 22/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Alexis Sanchez Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 31012018 Getty Manchester United A. Sánchez Romelu Lukaku Paul Pogba Sevilla v Manchester United Sevilla UEFA Champions League The former Red Devils midfielder has backed the under-fire Frenchman, and believes that United’s problems lie elsewhere on the pitch Roy Keane insisted Paul Pogba is not at the centre of Manchester United’s problems as he criticised Romelu Lukaku and new signing Alexis Sanchez.Pogba was named among the substitutes before he replaced injured team-mate Ander Herrera after 17 minutes in United’s 0-0 draw at Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday.The France international has dominated headlines amid a reported feud with manager Jose Mourinho, having been substituted in Premier League defeats to Tottenham and Newcastle United. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But former United captain Keane defended Pogba, though he demanded more from the 24-year-old midfielder, striker Lukaku and ex-Arsenal forward Sanchez, who was withdrawn 15 minutes from the end at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.”Pogba is a really good player. He’s under lots of pressure at the moment. There’s lots of speculation about him,” Keane told ITV . “He was left out but you’d still have Pogba in your starting XI.”I look at Pogba off the field. He seems to have a big personality, whether it be social media, the cars he drives, his haircut. He needs to bring that onto the football pitch.”Man Utd’s problems are not just with Pogba. Lukaku’s got to do better. Sanchez – I know he’s new to the club – he’s got to do better.”They obviously need to reinvest in some defenders. You can’t keep pointing the finger at Pogba but of course the lad has got to do better.”Keane continued: “You’re talking about Man United, one of the greatest clubs on the planet. They still need to do better. And certain players need to up their game.”Lukaku, for example – get hold of the ball. Whatever about putting the ball in the back of the net, get hold of it.”And if you want to become one of the great strikers of Man United and you get the chance, like he did tonight, you’ve got to score in these tight games.”United – second in the Premier League – welcome reigning champions and fourth-placed Chelsea to Old Trafford on Sunday.last_img