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31st Oct 2021

Roy Keane dismantles ‘boring’ Tottenham with brutal analysis

Roy Keane tore Tottenham Hotspur apart in the wake of yet another 3-0 loss, this time against a wounded Manchester United team

Reuben Pinder

Spurs did not register a shot on target

Manchester United bounced back from last weekend’s 5-0 humiliation emphatically on Saturday afternoon, putting three excellent goals past a lacklustre Tottenham side in north London.

The first goal was a rare example of Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo combining, as the former landed a perfectly weighted through ball in the perfect spot for Ronaldo to volley home from a tight angle.

Edinson Cavani doubled United’s lead by delicately chipping the ball over Hugo Lloris after some brilliant work from Fernandes and Ronaldo again, and Marcus Rashford came off the bench to put the game beyond doubt with one of the easiest goals he will ever score.

And while United were a different beast to last weekend, Spurs were notably terrible, as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side failed to register a shot on target.

This lack of adventure in attack is a common theme for Spurs this season, and fans voiced their disapproval by booing at both half-time, full-time and when Lucas Moura was taken off for Steven Bergwijn.

In the post-match chat on Sky Sports, Roy Keane spoke for everyone watching in his analysis of their performance.

“Spurs are boring,” he said.

“They’re boring to watch. Really boring.

“It was as if the stadium was empty. Come on, where’s that bit of energy. There was a bit of booing at the end, and that was mainly aimed towards probably Harry Kane more than anybody else because his performance wasn’t up to scratch.”

“There was nothing. I couldn’t believe how bad they were.”

Spurs now sit eighth in the Premier League table, with five losses to their name already this season, and an alarmingly bad goal difference of -7.

This game was jokingly dubbed El Sackico before kick-off, with both managers treading on thin ice after some poor results, and it looks as though Solskjaer will now survive a while longer while Nuno heads for the exit.

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