Roy Keane has blasted West Ham United’s defenders for their lack of concentration during Manchester United’s opening goal in their 3-1 win at the London Stadium on Sunday.
The Red Devils took the lead in the first half when Marcus Rashford fired home from close range after a brilliant pass from Bruno Fernandes.
However, Keane was less than impressed with the Hammers’ defending, claiming they were “like they were in Starbucks” when the goal was scored.
Speaking on Sky Sports, the former United captain said: “It’s a great ball from Fernandes, but the West Ham defenders, they’re like they’re in Starbucks.
“They’re not concentrating, they’re not switched on. It’s a great ball, but it’s poor defending.”
Keane’s comments come after West Ham manager David Moyes criticised his side’s defending in the build-up to the goal, claiming they should have done better to prevent Rashford from getting a shot away.
The Hammers had been in good form prior to the game, having won their last three Premier League matches, but Keane believes they need to improve their concentration levels if they are to continue their good run.
He added: “It’s a great ball, but it’s poor defending. You can’t give away goals like that.
“West Ham have been doing well, but they need to be more switched on. They need to concentrate more.”
The result leaves West Ham in ninth place in the Premier League table, while Manchester United remain in second place, just two points behind leaders Manchester City.
Keane’s comments will no doubt serve as a warning to the Hammers’ defenders, who will need to be more alert if they are to continue their good run of form.
The former United captain’s words will also be a reminder to all Premier League teams that concentration levels need to be high if they are to avoid conceding goals.