Roy Keane claims Man United ‘have a bit of their SWAGGER back’ after their 3-0 triumph over Everton… and says it’s down to ‘their attacking players producing in important moments’


Roy Keane believed Manchester United showed a long-lost attacking spirit in the 3-0 win over Everton on Sunday.

A wonder goal from Alejandro Garnacho was followed by second-half goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial as United secured their biggest win in the Premier League this season.

The win extended their run to five wins from their last six league matches, closing the gap to four points on the top four.

However, recent victories have been characterized by late goals and close margins, and this was a much more impressive performance in front of a hostile Goodison Park crowd.

Now that all three of Erik ten Hag’s attackers are on the scoresheet, the Dutchman will certainly feel a little less pressure on Wednesday in the run-up to an important Champions League match against Galatasaray in Istanbul.

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane felt his former club got their swagger back in the 3-0 win against Everton

United recorded their biggest league win of the season at Goodison Park on Sunday

Alejandro Garnacho gave them an early lead in the third minute with a sensational bicycle kick

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Former United captain Keane was pleased with what he saw, especially some fine interplay that saw Martial win a penalty after Ashley Young’s foul, allowing Rashford to head home from 12 yards.

He said: “It’s about their attacking players performing at key moments. United have not scored enough goals this season.

‘She [Everton] can argue all day, it’s a punishment, he left his leg in it. Martial, I’m not his biggest fan, but he’s positive.

“It was fun to see Marcus grab it and pin it down. If the second goes in, the game is over.

Marcus Rashford doubled United’s lead from the penalty spot before Antony Martial added a third goal

The win should ease the pressure on Erik ten Hag ahead of a crucial Champions League match against Galatasaray

‘United certainly has a bit of courage back.’

There was even more reason for Ten Hag to celebrate on Merseyside, with 18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo excelling in his first competitive start for the club.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville suggested the youngster looked ‘more composed than anyone’ on the pitch and was United’s ‘best player on the street’.

However, he still opted to award the Player of the Match award to Garnacho after his breathtaking bicycle kick, and no one at Neville’s former club will be getting carried away as they face tough games against Newcastle United, Chelsea and Liverpool in the coming weeks to wait.


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