Roy Keane: Manchester United's players threw José Mourinho under the bus

United axed Mourinho having suffered their worst start to a season for 28 years and replaced him with former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the end of the season.

It was reported on Friday that Sanchez had bet money with team-mates that Mourinho would be sacked, but he denied this on Twitter, saying: "This is fake". What Mourinho did with Pogba, and with the likes of Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan before him, went beyond tough love and ended up simply stultifying United's biggest asset.

"United have lost their last three away games at newly promoted clubs - which speaks volumes in itself - but I expect them to make a winning start to life without Jose Mourinho".

"Shame on some of those players".

Making sure his star men have enough leeway to produce their best football but enough restraint to keep them toeing the line will be his biggest task between now and May. It's down to man management.

"I know the club is now running a process to find the next manager, so I'm just going to be myself in the meantime with Mick (Phelan) and Kieran (McKenna) and Michael (Carrick) and the rest of the staff". I think it's obvious.

"Everyone knew it would be hard when Fergie left, but they never thought for one second they would be 19 points behind City last season and more this year". I don't think anyone has been on the bench more than me! You treat players how you treat your kids.

The message, according to The Sun, read: "I told you so!"

"It is about getting every player to their very best, speaking to them on the training ground and getting your philosophy through". No matter what team you're coaching, they all want to have a picture of how you want to play.

"These are quality players".

The former Republic of Ireland worldwide asserts that the players were just as culpable as the manager for the Red Devils' struggles.

"José gave me the chance to play for the best team in the world and I only have gratitude for him". The returning Mike Phelan will add a much-needed sense of urgency and drive to any players who may now be thinking this will be an easy ride for half a year.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has since been named as caretaker manager until the end of the season.

"He's influenced me with everything", he said. How he kept 25 global players happy and hungry, wanting to improve, but also the staff in and around the place.

"He's been my mentor".

He then guided United to second place in the Premier League and the FA Cup final, where they were beaten by Chelsea, in his second.

Solskjaer will hit the ground running at United, who will play five matches in 15 days beginning with Saturday's Premier League clash at Cardiff, where the former Norway global spent nine months as a coach in 2014.

With the gap to the top four standing at 11 points, the former Norway global is unwilling to lay down any targets for the rest of the season.

Keane, the former United captain, said it would be understandable if Mourinho had fallen out with the players given the way they had performed.


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