ROY KEANE didn’t agree with “everything”, Michael Carrick said in his post-match interview and claimed Manchester United gave “jobs for the boys”.
Carrick is currently replacing the temporary United boss following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
And he saw his side leave Stamford Bridge with a point after holding Chelsea to a 1-1 draw.
Afterwards, Carrick told Sky Sports: “Actually, I’m disappointed when you’re up front in a game like this, that it’s taken out of you like you did, it’s disappointing.
“I am immensely proud of the players, the whole squad, the staff all week in difficult situations trying to get the best out of it.
“We can’t hide the fact that it has been difficult at times, but we made the most of it and I’m extremely proud of the way we’ve done this week, but it’s a bit of a disappointing feeling.
“We came here to win a game. We were positive in our mindset and attitude so we are a little disappointed I can’t lie.
United were stuck for much of the game, but a mistake by Jorginho saw Jadon Sancho open the scoring in the 50th minute.
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The Italian midfielder’s blushes were spared when he converted a penalty 20 minutes later to tie the game as the points were split.
Carrick added: “I don’t know what my opinion matters now to be honest, but yeah, I don’t think it’s a penalty.
“De Gea made two saves that I knew before he made one or two, but other than that I felt pretty comfortable in the game.
“I had to say of course we want to be better with the ball in possession, I’m not getting carried away, we defended so well and the attitude was the best of the boys, the bodies on the line backing up so I can’t no fault boys a little
“I wanted us to be dangerous at the break, but they’re a good Chelsea side, you know they’re playing well, so coming away disappointed and feeling that we’ve left something out is in some ways a positive, you know. ”
Carrick has been with United as a coach since 2018 and has retained his place following Solskjaer’s sacking.
I’m immensely proud of the players, the whole squad, the staff all week in difficult situations trying to get the best out of it.
The former midfielder is also in line to stay when Ralf Rangnick completes his planned transfer to Old Trafford until the end of the season.
Keane responded to Carrick’s post-game comments and said: “I don’t agree with everything he said in this interview.
“Everything he said, he’s talking about a plan, he’s talking about the penalty. Of course it was a penalty, we’ve all looked at it. It’s a penalty.
“He talks about the efforts of the players, he is proud of them, he has been working with the players for a few months.
“He was by Ole’s side, he was in the canoe with Ole. And now all of a sudden he’s proud of them this week and he had a plan.
“What about all the other games they had? Why don’t they try hard in the other games? Why don’t they shut people down in the other games?”
Carrick is now ready to work alongside his third United manager and Keane has questioned whether the club “is getting the right people for the job”.
I don’t agree with everything he said in this interview.
Roy Keane on Michael Carrick
He said: “I have felt at Man United the last few years, in the back room staff and the people upstairs, it’s a bit of a job for the boys.
“Wink, take care of each other. That’s why they’re eighth or ninth in the league.
“The proof is in the pudding over the next few months with whoever comes into the club.
“We hope whoever comes in will make the right decisions and find the right people for the job.
“Not because they might know someone or because he’s a nice guy. If you want loyalty, go get yourself a dog.
“I have studied Man United for the past few years and the changes they make I’m not sure they are finding the right people for the job.
“There is a bit of a buddy act going on at Man United without a doubt.”
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