Roy Keane criticises Man Utd duo for England performances vs Belgium

Roy Keane has criticised Man Utd duo Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford for their performances for England against Belgium.

Both players started the UEFA Nations League fixture at Wembley on Sunday, with Rashford even scoring from the penalty spot to level the scoring.

Mason Mount's deflected winner sealed the comeback late on after a much-improved second half display.

England had earlier fallen behind to a Romelu Lukaku penalty, and Keane was disappointed with Maguire's role in the lead-up to Eric Dier's foul.

"We’re talking about decision-making, particularly against very good teams here," Keane said on ITV as he analysed Belgium's goal. "Listen, [Declan] Rice had an excellent night, I thought he was very good, but here he gets himself into a bit of a mess with his decision-making.

"He gets dragged into the ball where he really doesn’t have to.

"When you make a mistake like that you hope your team-mate helps you out but then it’s compounded by Maguire, they’ve made a bad situation worse.

"Maguire then goes when he doesn’t have to go and straight away you’re thinking, 'We’re in trouble here' because you look at this boy, Lukaku, big, strong, powerful player and you know he’s going to outrun Dier.

"In a defensive position your plan is to slow him up if you can and show him wide but Dier does the opposite to that."

The passage of play ended up with Lukaku running across Dier as the England defender tried to slide in and win the ball, but inevitably missed as he took out his opponent to concede the spot kick.

But it wasn't just Maguire who Keane was left unimpressed by.

"Rashford in the first-half was going through the motions," Keane said. "I just want to make a point, Rashford, his body language in the first half, he needs to do better.

"And then he started doing what he should be doing, running at people, getting forward, doing things quickly."

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Rashford did have a late chance to put the game to bed as he worked a good move with Rice before firing narrowly over with just five minutes remaining.

Keane added: "Gareth Southgate should have said something at half-time, cut out this nonsense, kind of standing on the ball.

"Pass it and run, pass it and move and, again, it was excellent play between Rice and Rashford at the end but simplify the game.

"Remember what got you into this England team and that’s running at people. That’s your strength."

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