Roy Keane says Manchester United are lacking ‘belief and quality’ after watching his former side draw 1-1 with Arsenal at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took the lead through Scott McTominay’s first home goal for the club, though Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s seventh goal in seven games secured a valuable point for the visitors.
The draw means that Man United have now won just twice in their opening seven fixtures of the new season, with the club currently languishing in 10th following their disappointing start to the new campaign.
Former United captain Keane praised the effort of Solskjaer’s charges during Monday night’s clash, but believes there is a lack of belief and quality in the Norwegian’s squad as they endure a difficult transitional period.
“You need belief and quality but this United are lacking in both,” he said. “The effort was there but they were lacking in quality.
“I thought United should go on to win comfortably but it’s a mix of belief, confidence and quality – a combination of all those things. They’re not cutting teams open. It’s all on the counter-attack but that’s where the team is at.
“It’s hard work watching them but I bet it’s hard work for the players too. It’s not happening but you’ve got to keep persevering – they have to get a big result soon just to get some confidence.”
When asked if United should stick with his former team-mate Solskjaer, he said: “100 per cent.
“They’ve given him the job and the contract, so support him and let him get on with it. Give him a couple of transfer windows. Are there more tough days ahead? You can bet your life there is. But they have to persevere.”