Roy Keane slammed Manchester United midfielder Fred after his performance against Liverpool, questioning why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to persevere with the Brazilian. Fred endured a torrid evening as United fell to a 4-2 defeat at home to their arch-rivals, struggling to keep possession with one of his wayward passes resulting in Liverpool’s third goal early on in the second-half. The 28-year-old was replaced by Mason Greenwood shortly after with former United skipper Keane condemning his ‘lazy’ and ‘sloppy’ performance. ‘I know Ole preserves with Fred but I can’t see it,’ he told Sky Sports.
‘How they think Fred is going to get United back to winning titles I don’t know. I know he [Solskjaer] dragged him off but even so it was sloppy, it was lazy. It is school boy stuff.
[Harry] Maguire is a loss but these are school boy errors. ‘Fred is under no pressure there and gives it away. Shaw is an experienced international player. We are building the goalkeeper [Dean Henderson] up to say is he going be the future no1 for United and they come up short.
‘Maguire is a loss but they are school boy errors, it has nothing to do with losing Maguire.’ Keane brutally added: ‘I think the fact they took Fred off was a bigger help.’ United have already sealed a top four finish but have now lost three of their last four games in all competitions, conceding 10 goals in the process.