Roy Keane singles out Harry Kane for criticism after "boring" Tottenham's Man Utd defeat

Harry Kane has struggled for form and goals with Tottenham Hotspur this season following his failed attempt to join Manchester City in the summer transfer window

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Roy Keane said Tottenham striker Harry Kane’s performance “wasn’t up to scratch” in their 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s exquisite volley gave United the lead in the 40th minute, following a perfectly timed ball from compatriot Bruno Fernandes.

Goalscorer then turned provider as Ronaldo slotted the ball into the path of Edinson Cavani, who put United two goals ahead midway through the second-half.

Marcus Rashford put the icing on the cake for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side after being played through by Nemanja Matic to ensure United took all three points back to Manchester.

Roy Keane thought Harry Kane’s performance against Manchester United wasn’t good enough

The win saw United move up to fifth in the Premier League, while Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tottenham are in eighth place.

Speaking after the game, Keane criticised Kane for his near absent display, while he added that he doesn’t enjoy watching Nuno’s side at all.

“Spurs are boring to watch,” he said on Sky Sports. “They’re boring to watch. Really boring. If you watch the game, they’re the home team you’re thinking the stadium was empty.

“Come on, where’s that bit of energy? There was a bit of booing at the end and that was probably aimed at Harry Kane more than anybody else because his performance wasn’t up to scratch.

“But, Tottenham you’re looking for a bit of urgency – I couldn’t believe how bad they were.”

The ex-United captain later said that facing Tottenham was the perfect opportunity for The Red Devils, who were desperate for a win.

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Kane had a miserable day as Manchester United comfortably saw off Spurs



“Coming up against Tottenham was perfect today,” said Keane. “They couldn’t have picked a better team to play today because Tottenham are under pressure, their manager trying to get the fans behind him thinking, ‘listen lets get on the ball, a bit of arrogance, we’re Spurs at home,’ and United just sat in picked you off and no shot on target.

“Comfortable for United, scored three and if they really went for it they could’ve got four or five.”

Meanwhile, Solskjaer was relieved to pick up the victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after what has been a difficult week for the United boss.

Kane wanted to leave Spurs in the summer, before opting to remain at the club

“Every game when you win you’re so happy,” Solskjær said. “We’ve come in on Tuesday morning and worked really hard this week on tactics and mentality and getting everyone ready for this difficult game. We’ve put a shift in but it’s been pleasing to work with the players. You almost have to have been in a dressing room to know the difference between winning and losing.

“I’ve stayed away from most of the noise. You know what’s happening out there. You know you have to put a performance out.

“Every time you lose a game it’s the worst feeling. You just want the next game. We needed a week to put in this performance. It was important to work on fitness, mentality and we changed the tactics. It’s nice to have four days to do that.”

United will now switch their focus to the Champions League, where they will face Atalanta in Italy on Tuesday.

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