United Legend Keane Says Pogba A 'Big Loss' For Derby
Manchester United legend Roy Keane says Paul Pogba’s suspension will be a ‘big loss’ for Jose Mourinho as he prepares to face Pep Guardiola at the weekend.
Pogba will sit out the Manchester derby in the first of three suspended games this weekend and former United midfielder Keane believes the absence will inevitably damage his former team’s chances.
Keane stopped short of declaring City as favourites but seemed to indicate that was his feeling; when asked if City’s trip to Russia would have any bearing on the result, he shrugged it off. “I don’t think City’s defeat affects the United game because there was no intensity,” he said. “It’s human nature that players are going to slacken off. There were loads of changes, it was a weakened team and it was no surprise to me that they got beat.”
Keane was never on the losing side in a Manchester derby; United fans can only dream of what a fit Keane at his peak would bring to this current side.