Roy Keane talked about Manchester United's "disastrous" season on Monday Night Football ahead of Brentford's visit to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Premier League, on the verge of missing out on the Champions League and set to end a fifth consecutive season without a trophy. Former captain Keane has not held back during the club's struggles this campaign and it was the same again on Monday as he assessed the club's current predicament.
Beginning by discussing United's season overall, he explained: "Disappointment. It’s been a disastrous season on a number of fronts. Off-the-field, obviously, change of manager, bringing a manager in and giving him a caretaker role that was never going to work.
"They’re too easy to play against, not won enough games. A lot of players leaving the club and a lot of players wanting to leave the club. It’s been a long old season for them and they’ll be glad to see the back of it."
United went into their clash with Brentford on 55 points and knowing that they would have to win each of their last three matches to avoid finishing on their lowest ever tally.
Away matches against Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace follow as they bid to finish on 64 points, with Keane adding: "It’s ugly that. It’s not good. We know it’s a long way back, but of curse, there is a way back.
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"It’s the points total that worries me, to be so far behind. It’s such a gap. Big problem for Man United, whatever issues they’ve got, then you look at Man City and Liverpool.
"The last few years haven’t been good enough. The biggest worrying thing for me is the reaction. Not enough characters in that dressing room."
Off the field, United's season has also been dogged by leaks of discontent from within the squad, with a number of players reportedly unsettled and rumours of discontent with regards to team selection.
On the dressing room atmosphere, Keane admitted: "If you haven't got a decent dressing room, you’re in trouble anywhere. I go back, decent personalities, characters. It’s a bad reflection of senior players at the club. A bad dressing room, forget about it, you’ve got no chance."
As well as the risk of ending the season on their lowest points tally, United are also on the verge of missing out on Champions League qualification for next season.
Anything less than a win against the Bees would see United unable to finish in the top four, with Bruno Fernandes' early goal easing the nerves at a tense Old Trafford.
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