Good Luck to Jose Mourinho – Roy Keane over Manchester United Players Attitude

Manchester United 2(7) - 2 (8) Derby County: Apprentice (Lampard) Overcomes His Master (Jose Mourinho)
Manchester United 2(7) - 2 (8) Derby County: Apprentice (Lampard) Overcomes His Master (Jose Mourinho)

The pressure won’t ease on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho unless some players buck their attitude and give full commitment to the club, according to Roy Keane.

The Republic of Ireland assistant manager believes the game is full of “cry babies” with players too easily taking the hump with managers and coaching staff.
Mourinho watched his United side limp to a 0-0 draw at home to Valencia in the Champions League, which has followed on from their worst-ever Premier League start amid rumours that some within the squad, including Paul Pogba, are growing disillusioned with the style of play.
Keane, who had a much-publicised training ground row with Harry Arter and Jon Walters during the summer on Ireland duty, says players need to change their attitude to maximise performance.
“You talk about footballers and managers, not every player is going to get on with their manager and not every manager is going to like every player,” Keane told Notts TV .
“But what you do as a footballer, and I’ve had one or two disagreements, when you cross that line you play for your team.
“I don’t care what fallout you’ve had with your manager, I don’t care if you’ve been at each other’s throats. That is part of the industry. People do fall out.
“Unfortunately when you’re Man United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, things will get exaggerated.
“And if you’re a footballer for Manchester United, you put that jersey on, you walk out and you don’t give 100 per cent because you might be upset with somebody then good luck to Mourinho with this stuff.”
“There’s a lot of cry babies out there”
The former Manchester United captain, who spent 12 years at Old Trafford during a trophy-laden period for the club, says the issue runs deeper than simply Pogba’s apparent unhappiness.
“I’m not talking about Pogba. I’m talking about players in general. Players who get upset with a manager or a coaching staff and think ‘I’m not going to train properly because somebody upset me’.
“There’s a lot of cry babies out there.
“When you walk out on that pitch you’re playing for your pride, you’re playing for your family, you’re playing for your city, whatever it might be.
“Don’t get that worried about what the manager’s said about you, or the coaching staff, you get out there and play.
“You can follow it up after the match but when the game’s going on liven up. Play with pride, play with energy, play with spirit.
“Don’t get distracted by the balloons out there”
“Hopefully play with a bit of skill. But on your bad days you roll your sleeves up and you fight for that jersey.
“Don’t get distracted by the balloons out there.”