Roy Keane: Manchester United will still struggle against Liverpool

Roy Keane: Manchester United will still struggle against Liverpool

Roy Keane doesn't believe Manchester United will be able to compete with Liverpool or Manchester City during the next year.

In an interview with The Independent, Keane says that his former club are not good enough in defence yet.

'The league table doesn't lie,' he said, before adding that United 'are a bit short at the back.'

Manchester United are now on a 13 game undefeated streak after Saturday's extra-time FA Cup win over Norwich.

However, a poor start to the Premier League season has left them in sixth place in the league, still five points off Chelsea in fourth.

United have shown more promise going forward in 2020, especially since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes, who has given them extra quality in midfield and when finding the final ball.

The arrival of Harry Maguire last year has given United some more solidity at the back, but it is thought the Red Devils need to find him a strong partner in central defence.

Liverpool have already won this year's Premier League by a massive margin from Manchester City in second place, who have also opened up a large gap to third.

Liverpool have won 28 of their 31 games, and are currently 37 points ahead of Manchester United, who have only won 13.

'It will be hard to get past Liverpool or Man City over the next 12 months,' said Keane.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a large number of changes to the team for Saturday's FA Cup match, and they were slow to get going.

Odion Ighalo opened the scoring for the hosts, but a good goal from Todd Cantwell got Norwich back in the game, and the Canaries had a number of chances after that as well.

A red card gave Norwich problems, and United eventually wore them down in extra-time, with Harry Maguire nabbing the winner late on.

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