Watch: Roy Keane goes in two-footed on Spurs after latest defeat

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Roy Keane during his time as Ireland assistant manager

Roy Keane isn’t known for mincing his words as a pundit – and it was inevitable that the former Manchester United captain would have a strong opinion on Tottenham Hotspur’s latest defeat. 

Keane recently backed his former club to beat Arsenal and Tottenham to the fourth Champions League spot.

“I think United will be fine for fourth, I really do,” Keane told Sky Sports after United’s recent victory over Leeds.

“There’s been lots of noises about players wanting to leave, contract situations with Pogba and Jesse Lingard, and people like that.

“Focus on the next few months, big few months for Man United, try and get fourth.

“They’ve a big European game (against Atletico Madrid) coming up, focus on that, and then regroup again in the summer regarding obviously a manager, they’ll be looking at recruitment, but keep their heads and keep focused and they should be okay.”

Spurs have been busy proving Keane correct, losing four of their last six Premier League matches and making an embarrassing exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Championship side Middlesbrough.

When asked about the match as part of ITV’s coverage of Liverpool’s match against Norwich City, Keane responded with typical bluntness.

“Spurs… Spursy! How many times do we have to say it? Whatever’s in that club’s DNA – the players – there’s a weakness there.

“It’s really pathetic but I wasn’t surprised. Going up to Middlesbrough in midweek, probably a bit cold. No surprises there.”

Keane also took aim at Spurs and England captain Harry Kane, saying: “He is part of the problem.

“Where was he yesterday? If he is your main striker he has to do more – he has to lead them. He does not lead them that well and you saw that yesterday.”


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