Roy Keane tunnel clip resurfaces showing ‘leadership’ after Harry Maguire gaffe

A clip of Roy Keane has gone viral as Manchester United supporters have compared their captains past and present.

The Red Devils' season got off to the worst possible start as they slumped to a defeat to Brighton at Old Trafford, in what was Erik ten Hag’s first competitive game. And they followed that up with nothing short of a humiliation at Brentford, conceding four times in the first-half in a dreadful defensive performance.

The highly-anticipated debut of ‘Ten Hag Ball’ has ultimately fallen rather dour as it has been the same old on repeat with United having struggled at the back for the past few seasons.

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Subsequent replays from the first game of the season at Old Trafford showed that Maguire, the man to lead his side out, appeared to not know what side of the tunnel he was supposed to be.

The footage, which has been doing the rounds on Twitter, shows David De Gea pointing out to Maguire that they were on the wrong side before the Englishman quickly asked Brighton to switch.

The video of Keane when his side faced Wolves in 2004 then did the rounds, with the former United player marching his players out of the tunnel prematurely.

A tweet with the video attached said: “The fact they all followed him without a moment’s hesitation shows true leadership – That crank Maguire would be out there on his own. We need a man like this now more than ever, pure pride and intensity.”

A reply read: “In the dressing room, during team talk, Pique's phone rang. Keane shouted: Whose phone is this" Pique said he nearly p**d his pants. Fergie had less work to do with Keane as Captain because the dressing room respected him and sat up because he was there.”

Meanwhile, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson said he fears that Maguire’s lack of pace could be an issue for Ten Hag.

He told Sky Sports: “They should’ve been going for Conor Coady. They need to go to three at the back. Maguire can’t run so you need to play a five at the back. Play him in a three and he’s a very good player, he comes out with the ball he can pass it.

“When he plays in a four he can’t go and engage because if he gets in a one-on-one he’s going to struggle.”


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