Roy Keane has sharply disagreed with Erik ten Hag’s comments that Manchester United have a bright future following their 2-2 draw against Liverpool.

United recovered after an extremely poor opening 45 minutes that saw them fail to register even a single shit at the Liverpool goal.

The Red Devils roared back to life and scored two brilliant goals through Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo. United led for some minutes but the Merseysiders were awarded a penalty from which Mohamed Salah scored to ensure the points were shared at Old Trafford.

Despite the fact that United got a result and put a dent in Liverpool’s title hopes, questions remain about Ten Hag’s long-term suitability and the job he has done this season.

After the final whistle, the Dutchman spoke to reporters and explained that the result vs. Jurgen Klopp’s men is indicative of the club’s future prospects and what the squad can achieve.

He insisted that United’s future will be “very good” despite all the problems and setbacks suffered this term.

Keane however shared a completely different opinion and joked that the United boss may have consumed some wine as he didn’t see the logic behind his statement.

The legendary Red Devils captain said on Sky Sports, “Listen, obviously he’s had a couple of glasses of wine after the game. I don’t know how strong that is, but he seemed really upbeat, and I admire him for it because he’s obviously seeing something that I’m not seeing at this moment in time.”

“I’m not saying there’s no potential at the football club or with these young players, but in terms of competing with Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool, they’re way off it. They are competing at this moment in time with Aston Villa and Spurs for that fourth and fifth position, and at this stage, they’re well behind them.”

“So I don’t get his positivity, but maybe that’s just me obviously being a bit old and grumpy. He’s upbeat, but I certainly didn’t see that upbeat performance.”

The former Ireland international added, “I thought [there were] two very good goals from Manchester United and a team that hung in there and stuck at it, and I give them credit for that, but if you’re looking at the bigger picture, I’m not sitting back here and going, ‘Man United are on their way back.’”

Up next for United is a trip to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday to face Bournemouth.

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