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United crisis Roy Keane rips into Man United's flops and he admits Solskjaer might be 'better off out of it'

Another lamentable performance on home soil may have pushed Solskjaer to the brink of the sack.

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer REUTERS/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer REUTERS/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer REUTERS/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Roy Keane delivered a scathing dressing down for Manchester United's flops after their 2-0 defeat against Manchester City, as he suggested Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now in 'big trouble' as he fights to hang on to his job.

Another lamentable performance on home soil may have pushed Solskjaer to the brink of the sack, after City dominated United from first to last in a one-sided derby game.

Only three points separated these sides before kick-off but the gulf in quality and application soon became clear as Joao Cancelo was given time to swing in a cross that Eric Bailly turned into his own goal inside seven minutes.

A string of superb David De Gea saves prevented things getting as ugly as they had against Liverpool, but dominant City deservedly added another before the break as Silva got behind Luke Shaw to turn in a ball from Cancelo.

United were poor in defence and lacked control in possession as Solskjaer’s meek side failed to muster a response, leading to a smattering of boos at the final whistle.

Predictably, former United captain Keane didn't hold back as he delivered a stinging post-match verdict on the latest United horror show.

"It was so poor," said Keane. "The difference in class, quality and decision making, basically everything. I know the old saying is men vs boys, but United are so off it, it's unbelievable.

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Bernardo Silva doubled City’s lead just before the break (Martin Rickett/PA)

Bernardo Silva doubled City’s lead just before the break (Martin Rickett/PA)

Bernardo Silva doubled City’s lead just before the break (Martin Rickett/PA)

"Ole seems to have been under pressure since he walked into the club and that isn't going to go away because from the first day he got the job, people didn't think he was up to it because of his track record and his CV at Cardiff, which was a tough job," said Keane.

"Ole has to take responsibility, of course he does. I've defended Ole for the last one or two years but he's the manager and he and his staff need to get more out of these players.

"Ultimately, I always think it comes back to your DNA. If somebody has to tell you to run and close someone down you are in trouble, but there's a lack of quality, particularly in midfield. They are so short in midfield in terms of physicality and quality.

"Ole is in trouble. When he looks back on the team bus and he sees Shaw Maguire, Fred and thinks; my job depends on these guys? That's why you are in trouble. These players will let you down. Maybe he's better off out of it."

Keane went on to suggest his support for Solskjaer is now based on hope rather than belief, as he argued the players don't seem to be prepared to fight for the cause.

"Ole is a brilliant guy and an honest guy, but he has to try and survive now," he added. "I think Ole will be under even more pressure now than he was after the Liverpool game.

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"I'd love to go in hard on the players here, but I feel sorry for them. They are just not good enough to play for Manchester United. Anyone who says Fred is good enough to play for Manchester United is living in cuckoo land.

"And if there are players in that dressing room who are doubting whether Ole will be the man to lead them for much longer, then he is a big trouble."

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