Roy Keane was not a happy man as Manchester United lost to Spurs last night.

It was a seriously terrible first away trip of the season for Erik ten Hag‘s side. Goals from Pape Sarr and a Lisandro Martinez own goal were enough to give Spurs the win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

It’s a massively worrying start from United. Despite the victory, they were really poor against Wolves last week. Now, a first loss means the heat is already on the squad before we’ve even really started.

One of United’s heavy critics last night was Roy Keane, who is seriously worried about United’s striking options this season.

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Roy Keane on Rashford

The striker that played the majority of the match down the middle was Marcus Rashford, who really wasn’t his usual self in North London.

He seemed massively isolated as a lone striker and found it very difficult to get into the game. Keane was quick to highlight this in the Sky Sports post-match coverage.

“He’s like a child up there,” Keane began.

“His body language and his first few touches suggest he doesn’t want to play through the middle.”

He’s absolutely right. Rashford is simply not a striker and is far more effective on the left. The problem is, with Rasmus Hojlund still not ready to be deployed, the options are few and far between…

Roy Keane on Martial

The substitute option for the striker slot was Anthony Martial, who is actually an out-and-out striker.

The problem was Martial, as always, he’s still definitely not fit. A competent goalscorer on his day, Martial has been a decent option over the years.

But, he’s just far too injury prone to even be considered an option to start or even come off the bench. Keane agreed:

“Bringing on Anthony Martial… You might as well bring on Frank Stapleton or Norman Whiteside! Martial’s not going to get you out of trouble!”

To put this into perspective, Frank Stapleton is a 67-year-old man.

To be honest, we can’t fault it. He’s probably got the same fitness levels as the French striker.

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