Roy Keane slams Harry Maguire after Man United captain's rallying call to team-mates
Roy Keane has slammed Harry Maguire - with the former Man United captain accusing the current skipper of 'talking rubbish'.
Maguire issued a passionate rallying call to team-mates today following crisis talks with United boss Ralf Rangnick, as his side side continue to struggle under the German's stewardship.
But Keane - who was on punditry duty with ITV for Arsenal's 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest - was not convinced by the England star's latest comments.
When asked his opinion on Maguire's statement, the United legend blasted: “How many times has he said we go again? Do your talking on the pitch.
"I wouldn't listen too much to what Harry Maguire has to say, it's what they do on the pitch not what they say off - it especially when they're talking rubbish."
Keane has been a vocal critic of the 28-year-old this season and even mocked the centre-back live on Sky Sports after a particularly bad showing in the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Maguire, meanwhile, used his most recent media appearance to reiterated apologies to United fans and added that he expects his colleagues to get behind new boss Rangnick, amid reports of disharmony in the Old Trafford dressing room.
Maguire said: “The most important thing for us is the fans. We are letting them down. The support at Old Trafford and at away games is still unbelievable. United have a history of coming out fighting - and that’s exactly what we will do. We have to!
“This team finished second last year and we now have a bigger and better squad, so we have to show the right attitude. We’ve got big players in the team - leaders. I’m sick of repeating myself, but it can’t continue like this. We need to go on a proper run, starting Monday.
“I’m the captain and leader in the dressing room. I’ve had private conversations with the players and the management - and they will remain private. But make no mistake about it, I’m here for the fight - and I know my team-mates are.
“I expect them to be - and if they’re not then there’s something wrong.”
Follow live updates below or get the latest sports headlines straight to your inbox by signing up for free email alerts