Roy Keane has slammed Ajax’s ‘embarrassing’ performance in their 7-0 Champions League defeat to Manchester United, telling the Dutch side’s flops to ‘go into hiding’.
The Red Devils ran riot at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, with Bruno Fernandes scoring a hat-trick and Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Daniel James all getting on the scoresheet.
It was a humiliating night for Ajax, who were outclassed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, and Keane was not impressed with the Dutch side’s display.
The former United captain, who won seven Premier League titles and the Champions League during his time at Old Trafford, told Sky Sports: ‘I think the Ajax players should go into hiding for a few days.
‘It was embarrassing. I think they were embarrassed by the performance. It was a poor performance.
‘I think the manager [Erik ten Hag] will be embarrassed. He’ll be disappointed with the performance.
‘I think the players will be embarrassed. They’ll be disappointed with the performance.
‘It was a poor performance. It was a poor performance from the manager and the players.’
Keane was also critical of the Ajax players’ attitude, suggesting that they lacked the desire to compete with United.
He added: ‘I think the attitude of the players was poor. I think they lacked desire.
‘I think they lacked hunger. I think they lacked the desire to compete.
‘I think they lacked the desire to win the ball back. I think they lacked the desire to get on the ball and make things happen.
‘It was a poor performance from the manager and the players.’
Keane’s comments come after United’s record-breaking victory, which saw them become the first English side to win 7-0 in the Champions League.
It was a remarkable performance from Solskjaer’s side, who have now won their last four games in all competitions, scoring 18 goals in the process.
The Red Devils will now be looking to build on their impressive form when they face Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.