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Man Utd: Roy Kean aims dig at Ronaldo after Brighton defeat

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The Man Utd superstar has come under pressure due to his uncertain future at the club.

Roy Kean couldn’t resist aiming a dig at Cristiano Ronaldo after Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat against Brighton.

The Red Devils lost their first competitive game under Erik ten Hag after an underwhelming performance at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman dropped Ronaldo from his starting lineup. He went on to send Ronaldo in as Fred’s replacement at the beginning of the second period. 

However, the 37-year-old’s efforts were not enough to save Man Utd from the home defeat. 

Speaking to Sky Sports, Keane referenced Ronaldo’s early exit during Man Utd’s friendly against Rayo Vallecano last week.

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“Yeah well I’m glad he didn’t leave early,” the Man Utd legend said.

“But he’s obviously a good option.

“But the problem is that United have to start chasing and Brighton are far too good a team not to let them off the hook, they could pick them off.

“But he’s got to make changes obviously.”

Asked about United’s form, Keane responded: “Man Utd look very, very fragile, same problems, question the personality in the team, the problem is out of possession they look so open.

“They started okay, great chance for Fernandes he should hit the target. But after that, Brighton have been excellent, Man Utd gaps everywhere, so open it’s untrue.

“We shouldn’t be that surprised because we talk about the changes in the team, the personality of the manager, of course he will need time.”