Roy Keane slammed Manchester United star Nemanja Matic following the midfielder’s post-match interview against Chelsea on Thursday evening.
The 33-year-old will be out of contract this summer and is set to quit Old Trafford after five years at the club. However, Keane believes Matic has been a part of the problem with the United team in recent times.
The Serbia international started the 1-1 draw with the Blues in the Premier League. And he spoke afterwards about the Red Devils always being ‘in his heart’, alongside other former sides Chelsea and Benfica.
However, Red Devils legend Keane was not happy with Matic claiming allegiance to three different clubs.
Keane said on Sky Sports: “Where’s the standards at the club? Matic’s talking about I’m leaving, I’ve had a great time, Man United will always be in my heart, oh and Chelsea as well, oh and Benfica don’t forget them, they all can’t be in your heart.”
Matic looks set to follow Juan Mata, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard out of the door this summer. However, he believes better times are around the corner at United.
He added: “United is a big club. Expectations are high and, at the end of this season, the club needs to look forward to see where they can improve and, for sure, better times will come.”
Rashford playing for his future
Another player who has been tipped to leave is Marcus Rashford after a disastrous campaign for the England frontman.
And Keane took aim at the forward prior to the draw with Chelsea, telling Sky Sports: “His performances… he’s not been consistent, he’s not worked hard enough, he’s not been brave in terms of taking people on, he’s not mixed his game up well enough in terms of running in behind.
“He is now 24 years of age, he’s got to show more maturity, be more consistent, that’s the key to play at any big club.
“He’s got to do a lot more, I’m really frustrated with him.”
“>Asked if Rashford is playing for his future at the club, Keane added: “I think they all are.
“I think you’re always in a sense playing for your future. You’re talking about a reaction from the manager, as if you need loads of setbacks to get a reaction. The key is to do it week win, week out.
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“Every time I see Marcus getting warmed up, he’s always smiling, I don’t like players smiling too much. You smile when you do score, when you do something.
“What we said when he first burst on to the scene, he affects games, he doesn’t affect games any more. He does very little. The performance last week [against Liverpool] I mentioned he played like a child, like an immature kid in terms of his hold-up play.”