Roy Keane: Manchester City Squad Is Overrated

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Roy Keane has slammed Manchester City on their disrespectful performance against Celtic in the Champions League.

Roy Keane claims Manchester City squad is overrated, and they aren’t good as they think. During a show on ITV, the former United legend slammed City because of their lineup, which showed disrespect to opponents Celtic.

City played the Scottish club in the Champions League on Tuesday, and the game ended in a 1-1 stalemate at the Etihad.

Keane believes Man City didn’t show enough respect for Celtic in their Champions League draw.

He said: “Their squad probably isn’t as good as Manchester City think or even the manager. Obviously they knew they were already through but they showed a lot of disrespect to Celtic, and Celtic were the slightly better team and could have gone on to win.”

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City loanee Patrick Roberts scored the first goal for of the match for Celtic. But soon after, Kelechi Iheanacho equalized for the home side. Both goals came in the opening 10 minutes of the game at the Etihad Stadium.

Keane was full of praise for Patrick Roberts, who scored the only goal for the Scottish club.

“He’s a good player and took full advantage of the opportunity,” said the Irishman.

In addition to that, Keane talked about how easy it was for the Celtic players to go past Man City’s defenders throughout the game

“I thought the defending from Manchester City was absolutely shocking. They showed a lot of arrogance towards the game and perhaps disrespect to Celtic.”

Even though the match ended in a 1-1 draw, this by no means affected City’s Champions League campaign. Barcelona finished as the winners of Group C, with City finishing second to them. Guardiola and co. are now waiting for the Champions League draws, where they will probably face one of the heavy-weights in next round.


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