Roy Keane digs out Gary Neville for MOTM alternative in Man Utd’s win at Aston Villa

Roy Keane brutally shot down Gary Neville’s alternative of man of the match in Manchester United’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa.

In a crunch sport for Champions League qualification, United picked up an enormous three factors as super-sub Scott McTominay bounced off the bench to go residence the winner with 5 minutes to go at Villa Park on Sunday within the Premier League.

Erik ten Hag’s facet deservedly took the lead after 17 minutes when Rasmus Hojlund opened the scoring to proceed his wealthy vein of kind. But the hosts grew into the sport and finally compelled an equaliser halfway via the second-half when Douglas Luiz netted from shut vary. The sport turned a cagey affair till the Scot stole the factors with 4 minutes of regular time to go.

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In the closing phases of the sport, Neville awarded United defender Harry Maguire man of the match after he stepped again into the guts of the backline, changing the injured Lisandro Martinez. The England worldwide assisted Hojlund’s opener in addition to his defensive efforts, however Keane didn’t agree together with his former team-mates’ choice.

Speaking within the Sky Sports studio, Keane claimed that Maguire obtained the award as a result of he’s a fellow defender. He stated: “I thought he did alright today, obviously some lads give defenders Man of the Match because they’ve been defenders themselves – that type of scenario. It was definitely going to be a defender.”

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Harry Maguire was awarded man of the match in opposition to Aston Villa

Neville then requested who Keane would have given it to as a substitute, he continued: “No big deal about that but we’ve praised the defenders considered the amount of chances Villa had.

“Winning Man of the Match the underside line is it is no huge deal, what’s vital for Maguire is he is getting video games beneath his belt and he is getting again on top of things. He’s , stable, skilled defender. The issues are nonetheless there for Man United, they received away with it as we speak as a result of the attacking gamers are scoring targets.”

Gary Neville
Gary Neville took the dig in good spirit

United’s win at Villa Park was the primary time they’ve received away from residence in opposition to any crew within the high 9 beneath Erik ten Hag. It strikes them six factors behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place and 5 behind Villa in fifth – which may change into an additional Champions League place subsequent season because of the event’s revamp.