Former Manchester United player Roy Keane addressed whether his United is perhaps “too big” for Jose Mourinho to handle.
Regardless of achieving the Europa League quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over Rostov on Thursday, Mourinho groaned about United’s busy runs of fixtures. To delineate his point, Mourinho indicated other European leagues which moved the domestic fixture to make life less demanding for those clubs in European competition.
Roy Keane, former skipper and seven-time EPL winner with the Old Trafford outfit, was angry with Mourinho, saying the Portuguese strategist expected to grasp the demands of overseeing at Old Trafford.
Keane speaking to ITV said:
“I’ve never heard so much rubbish in my life. Why do we have to listen to that garbage? It’s just utter nonsense what he’s talking about,
“He’s manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs on the planet, the squad he’s got, the players and he keeps moaning about fixtures and fatigue.
“We were just looking at some of the cups draws they’ve had. They’ve had an easy way in the cups, some good draws, a lot of home draws, and the guy is talking absolute nonsense.
“I’ve never heard so much rubbish in my life. Maybe the club is too big for him, he can’t deal with all these demands at the match. What matches? Man United reserves could’ve won that game.”
United was beaten at Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday before overcoming Rostov, with a clash against Middlesbrough in the league awaiting them on Sunday.