Roy Keane and Graeme Souness criticize ‘middle of the table at best’ Tottenham after Manchester United’s poor display without shots on target

SKY SPORTS pundits Roy Keane and Graeme Souness have slammed “mid-table at best” Tottenham, after a shocking home defeat to Manchester United.

Spurs were beaten 3-0 by the Red Devils, in a match in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as coach was at stake.

Roy Keane criticized Tottenham after their dismal defeat to Manchester United

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Roy Keane criticized Tottenham after their dismal defeat to Manchester UnitedCredit: Sky Sports

What was even more worrying for the North London side was that they failed to take a single shot on target during the entire match.

Harry Kane and his buddies scored nine shots on United’s goal, but they failed to hit the target with any of their efforts.

It was the first time since the 5-0 win over Liverpool in 2013 that Tottenham had been accused of failing to test a rival goalkeeper.

After the match, Kane and Souness refused to throw any punches at their blockbuster assessment of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side booed from the side.

“Tottenham is boring. It’s boring to watch,” Kane said.

“You watch the match, they are the home team, and you think of it as if the stadium is empty.

We didn’t play well and Manchester United were stronger than us.

Nuno Espirito Santo

“Come on, where’s this little energy? There was probably a little booing at Harry Kane at the end, because his performance wasn’t quite right.

“But Tottenham, you are looking for a bit of urgency. I couldn’t believe how bad they are.”

While Sounis was just as disliked when he called Tottenham a “mid-table side” in his assessment.

After the final whistle, Espirito Santo admitted that his team was the second best team during the competition.

“We didn’t play well and Manchester United were stronger than us,” he said.

“We conceded poorly, we lost balls, we allowed on counter-attacks and we are really able to break them.

“We couldn’t find the lines, fixtures, and support when we went wide.

“We were a little bit better in the second half but the last pass and the finish weren’t there at all.

Tottenham failed to score a single shot on goal against Manchester United

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Tottenham failed to score a single shot on goal against Manchester UnitedCredit: Richard Pelham/The Sun

“We try to find solutions, support the players and work hard on the training ground, there is no other option.”

Espirito Santo, himself, was booed by home fans when he sacked Brazilian Lucas Moura in place of Steven Bergwijn.

Explaining his decision, the Portuguese revealed: “We did it because we wanted to get one-on-one with Stevie and try to break it up.

“We are not on the right track and we understand the criticism. It is part of football.

“When the team doesn’t perform, the fans show that they are not happy. It’s up to us to take that, tell them we’re doing our best and keep trying and in a humble way tell them to support us.”

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