Roy Keane has blasted Fred and told Manchester United to fix their midfield problems or risk falling short in the Premier League title race.
United took all three points against Wolves on Sunday evening thanks to a solitary Mason Greenwood goal at the Molineux Stadium, as they extended their record unbeaten record away from home to 28 games.
But the performance was poor throughout the 90 minutes, with Wolves creating several chances and goalkeeper David De Gea making a stunning double save to keep the game at 0-0 in the second half.
Former United captain Keane singled out the midfield options at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s disposal and criticised Brazilian defensive midfielder Fred, stating that he doesn’t know what the 28-year-old is good at, if anything.
Speaking as a pundit after the game on Sky Sports, Keane said: “Sometimes I think if you’re going to play in midfield for a big club, you’ve got to hang your hat on something to say well he’s brilliant at going forward or he’s brilliant defensively or he’s got a goal in him or he’s great at… I don’t see any of them in Fred, any of them.
“I think [Scott] McTominay is in with a chance of being a player. Matic, ah you know… would any of these get into the Manchester City team? Or Liverpool or Chelsea? I don’t see it, so I wouldn’t know the combination.
Keane was then asked if he believes that could cost them in their pursuit of a first Premier League title since 2013, and was adamant in his response.
“I think that’s exactly where they’ll fall short and still I know he done well today and got plaudits but the goalkeeper.”