Roy Keane has urged Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba to put aside their differences with Jose Mourinho and give their all for Manchester United.
United are without a win in four games and the team’s stagnant performances are putting Mourinho under increased pressure. Mourinho has also been involved in bust-ups with several first-team players during his time at Old Trafford, including Sanchez and Pogba.
Sanchez was angered after being dropped from the matchday squad for the defeat to West Ham last Saturday, while Pogba was told in front of his teammates that he will never captain United again during a meeting with Mourinho last week.
But Keane insists United’s star duo must rise above any arguments with Mourinho to improve the team’s situation.
‘We talk about footballers and managers, not every player is going to get along with their manager and the manager is not going to like every player,’ Keane told Notts TV.
‘But what you do as a footballer, and whatever disagreements I’ve had with one or two managers, when you cross that line, you play for the team.
‘I don’t care what fallout you’ve had with your manager, I don’t care if you’ve been at each others’ throats, because that is part of the industry, people do fall out, it happens in other industries.
‘Unfortunately when you’re at Man United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, things will get exaggerated. But if you’re a footballer for Man United and you put that jersey on and walk out and don’t give 100 percent because you might be upset with somebody, then good luck to Mourinho in this job.
‘Players who get upset with the manager or coaching staff and think ‘I’m not going to train properly because somebody upset me’… there’s a lot of cry babies out there.’ Added United’s the legendary captain.