Man Utd legend Roy Keane does not think that the army under coach Erik ten Hag is struggling because of a tight schedule.
Roy Keane denied that MU was tortured because of a busy schedule
Not only in the English Premier League, Man Utd also participates in other competitions such as the FA Cup and Europa League. This makes the Old Trafford team face a relatively busy schedule.
They are said to be difficult to overcome Man City and Arsenal in the race to win the Premier League. And former Reds captain Roy Keane has given his opinion on whether United may be struggling with post-flight fatigue.
Accordingly, MU had a 1-0 victory over Betis (5-1 total), thereby taking them to the next round of the tournament and Keane said that the Red Devils’ poor performance in the first half before Fulham shouldn’t be blamed for the commute after Thursday’s Europa League game.
When asked if he thinks the team is tired after the Betis match, he shared his opinion:
“That is not easy to hear. It’s difficult if you have an away game in Europe and come back from an away game. Ten Hag made a change or two and that can’t be an excuse for a bad performance.”
Despite a poor start, MU had a 3-1 victory over Fulham. This was the Red Devils’ sixth game in 19 days, with Ten Hag’s team averaging three games a day in March.
And thanks to their brilliant form in the national cup, United’s season will now be more intense. They will have a Europa League semi-final against Sevilla before heading to Wembley to face Brighton in the FA Cup at the end of April.
And while United have done well in the national cup this season, Keane noted that most FA Cup matches will take place at Old Trafford, giving them an edge over their opponents.
“I think a lot of the games, certainly the cup games that we’re in, are home games.”
“I don’t think it’s a tiring season for them. That’s all there is to the intensity of the games and there’s obviously more at stake. That couldn’t have happened today for United if they hadn’t crossed the line.”
Former Chelsea midfielder Karen Carney also agrees with that and thinks MU should not complain about fatigue when wanting a certain title.
“You have to know one thing that all the top players like Ronaldo, Messi have to play 60, 70, 80 games and these guys are under pressure every week, that’s part of the game for us,” he said. a big club – that’s the real challenge.”