Whilst the murmurs of discontent continue to mount up at Manchester United, Kieran McKenna has got off to a great start at Ipswich Town.

After winning his first match in charge against Wycombe Wanders, the Tractor Boys produced an emphatic 4-0 win against Gillingham to make it two wins in two for McKenna.

The win at MEMS Priestfield took Ipswich up to 10th in League One, eight points off the play-off places.

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Speaking after the Blues’ latest win, McKenna said: “Even with a 4-0 lead we were chasing every ball,” Kieran told iFollow Ipswich.


“The attitude and work ethic from the lads was brilliant. There were lots of pleasing aspects about today’s performance.

“There was quality to our goals, and some of the football across the whole game was really good. The first three goals were impressive from a team perspective, and it was good to see the movement and coordination from the lads – both things we had been working on.

“We got a little bit sloppy towards the end of the first half, and invited a bit of pressure, but we responded to that well and were very professional in the second half. We kept them away from our goal and didn’t give them any chances, so I enjoyed that about the second half and how we kept hold of the ball.

“Overall it was really good, particularly scoring four goals and keeping a clean sheet, and we move forward.”

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Following Ipswich’s comprehensive win at Gillingham, McKenna was named as the Sky Bet League One manager of the week.

Unlike McKenna’s new environment, the dark clouds at the club he recently departed continue to gather.

Club captain Harry Maguire has told his “angry” team-mates there is “something wrong” if they are not motivated to fight their way out of the club’s latest malaise.

Reaction to Kieran McKenna’s start at Ipswich Town

Alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Michael Carrick and Mike Phelan, McKenna’s coaching credentials and tactical nous were frequently questioned during his time at Old Trafford.

However, despite only being at the club for a matter of weeks, Ralf Rangnick and his newly assembled coaching staff are having the same question marks asked of them.

After his second win in as many games and the brand of football McKenna has got Ipswich playing in a short time in charge, some Manchester United fans have took to social media to sing his praises alongside some Ipswich supporters…

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