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Keane urges Manchester United to give under-fire boss Ten Hag another season


Roy Keane says Erik ten Hag should be given more time at Manchester United after losing 1-0 to Arsenal.

Leandro Trossard scored the only goal at Old Trafford to consign the Red Devils to their 14th Premier League defeat of a torrid second season under Ten Hag.

But former captain Keane believes the problems at the Theatre of Dreams extend far beyond the under-pressure Dutch boss.

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“I hope he’s given more time and they get to the summer, they can regroup and restructure the club, or whatever that might be,” the Irishman said on Sky Sports.

“There’s huge problems at the club. But I hope he’s given a chance to get things right.

“Because last year there was some positives, we have to be honest with that.

“And they have a FA Cup final coming up, and if they manage to beat Man City, it’s going to be very, very difficult.

“But there’s huge challenges he’s facing, and he’s under huge pressure.”

Rooney backing

Co-owner Jim Ratcliffe is set to undergo a huge overhaul this summer following his minority purchase of the club in January.

And fellow former skipper Wayne Rooney was in agreement that Ten Hag deserves the chance to lead them into this new era.

Rooney said: “I personally hope they do give them time.

“Because I think there’s a lot of problems. Recruitment is massive, and it hasn’t been good enough throughout the year.

“But what we’ve seen before, I was part of [Man United’s team] in the FA Cup final, when we won in 2016 and Louis van Gaal lost the job so you never know.”

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Cian Cheesbrough

Cian is a sports journalist with a wealth of experience writing for national titles, including LiveScore, MailOnline, Eurosport and Sky Sports. He has covered a number of key events during his time in the industry, including from the press box at live Champions League fixtures.

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