Roy Keane gave a typical and passionate assessment of Sheffield United last night, following the Blades’ loss to Liverpool at Bramall Lane.
The former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland skipper insisted that criticism aimed at Chris Wilder was fair. Keane also pointed out how United had got their recruitment wrong, citing a lack of improvemen to the first XI as key.
Keane’s comments, in our view, were both right and wrong. He was right in the sense that Wilder has left himself open to critics. On the other hand, Keane didn’t touch on the injuries we’ve had, or the dramatic loss of form of some of our better players.
Naturally, the ‘rant’ from Keane made its way onto social media platforms and quickly had Sheffield United fans debating whether he was right or wrong.
Everyone loves a good debate on Twitter. And Keane’s comments caused exactly that among the Blades fanbase.
Some agreed with what the the Sky Sports pundit had to say, while others were quick to point out what Keane might have missed.
Here, then, is how some Sheffield United fans reacted to Roy Keane’s blunt and direct comments about Wilder and the Blades this term.
— Jay Socik (@Blades_analytic) March 1, 2021
He is right but at the same time all he said was recruitment hasn’t been great and its bad to lose 21 games out of 26. Not exactly said anything more than the obvious.
— Tom Hayes (@Obi_T0m) February 28, 2021
Nailed it for me ⚔️
— Mike Taylor (@miketaylor1963) February 28, 2021
Spot on about recruitment not being good enough
— Amy P (@AmyPar36) February 28, 2021
He’s only saying what we’re all thinking…. Recruitment has been poor but that’s where we are as a club, we can’t fork out millions in wages so we obviously lose out on top targets and have to settle for what’s left which is average Champ players or young talent to develop 😔
— KevC (@KevC12929993) March 1, 2021
He’s bang on. Nowt to disagree with to be honest
— Chris Shore (@140Shore) March 1, 2021
Absolutely bang on, agree with everything he’s said.
— Jason Kinder (@JasonKinder38) February 28, 2021