‘He won’t make Manchester United better, but having said that they bought Fred’: Roy Keane makes fellow Sky Sports pundits laugh with brutal put-down of Brazilian flop while discussing move for Christian Eriksen
Roy Keane caused amusement among his fellow Sky Sports pundits with a brutal put-down of Manchester United midfielder Fred on Sunday.
Keane was discussing whether United should bring in Christian Eriksen from Tottenham, with the Denmark international set to be available on a free transfer next summer.
While Keane claimed that Eriksen wouldn’t improve United, he couldn’t resist the opportunity to criticise Fred, who has struggled since his move to Old Trafford.
Roy Keane caused his fellow Sky Sports pundits to laugh with brutal put-down of Fred (centre)
Keane stated that he wouldn’t sign Christian Eriksen if he was manager of Manchester United
Keane didn’t hold back in his assessment of Fred, causing his fellow pundits to laugh
Asked on Sky Sports whether United should sign Eriksen, Keane said: ‘Not if I was the manager of Manchester United.
‘I think he [Eriksen] will get a move on a free, but I don’t think he’d improve those teams, and that’s the key for clubs like Man United trying to close that gap.
‘He won’t make Manchester United better, but having said that Man United bought Fred.’
Gary Neville (left) tried not to smile, while Graeme Souness, presenter David Jones and Jamie Carragher laughed at Keane’s scathing jab at the struggling United midfielder, who cost £52m
FRED’S STATS THIS SEASON
Premier League: Six appearances
Europa League: Two appearances, one assist
Carabao Cup: One appearance
Total: Nine appearances, one assist
Keane’s comments caused his fellow pundits Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness, as well as presenter David Jones, to laugh, while Gary Neville tried his best not to smile.
Eriksen, who has scored one goal and provided one assist in the Premier League this season, has struggled for form since failing to secure a move away from Tottenham in the summer transfer window.
United secured a 3-1 victory away to Norwich on Saturday, but it is clear that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad is still in need of reinforcements.
Following the win against Norwich, United are up to seventh in the Premier League table.
Fred cost a staggering £52million in June 2018 when United signed him from Shakhtar Donetsk. He has so far failed to justify such a large transfer fee.