Keane ‘shocked and saddened’ by United following defeat to West Ham

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane said he was "shocked and saddened" by how bad his old team were in their 2-0 defeat at West Ham.

Andriy Yarmolenko had given the hosts the lead, before Aaron Cresswell finished United off with a stunning free-kick late on.

The Reds, who have finished in the top four just twice since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, have not won on their travels in the Premier League since February – a run of seven matches equalling an unwanted club record.

Keane, who won 13 major trophies during his spell at Old Trafford under Ferguson, said on Sky Sports: "I was shocked and saddened by how bad they were today.

"They were lacklustre, no quality, lack of desire, lack of leaders, lack of characters.

"It's a long way back for United but scary how far they've fallen."

Former United boss Jose Mourinho, sacked by the club in December of last year, echoed Keane's words and admitted he did not have anything good to say about the visitors' performance.

He said on Sky Sports: "I can't find any positives. We were bad last season, but I don't see any improvement this season – even with three new players.

"I have to say, players with a positive impact. I like the three and I think they're bringing good quality to the team.

"But the team, as a team, I don't like at all. I'm not surprised by the result and I don't think Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) can take many positives from the game."

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham United celebrates with teammates Felipe Anderson and Declan Rice after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay of Manchester United react to Aaron Cresswell of West Ham United scoring their second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Aaron Cresswell and Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates Cresswell's goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Declan Rice of West Ham United in action during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham United celebrates his goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)
West Ham United players celebrate after Aaron Cresswell scores the second goal of the game West Ham United v Manchester United - Premier League - London Stadium 22-09-2019 . (Photo by Zac Goodwin/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)
Aaron Cresswell celebrates after scoring the second goal of the game West Ham United v Manchester United - Premier League - London Stadium 22-09-2019 . (Photo by Zac Goodwin/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United applauds the fans after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Manchester United's Harry Maguire appears dejected after the final whistle during the Premier League match at London Stadium. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Issa Diop and Declan Rice during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)
West Ham United players celebrate after scoring the first goal of the match West Ham United v Manchester United - Premier League - London Stadium 22-09-2019 . (Photo by Zac Goodwin/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Aaron Cresswell of West Ham United scores their second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Manchester United's players react after West Ham United's English defender Aaron Cresswell scores his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Manchester United at The London Stadium, in east London on September 22, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Aaron Cresswell of West Ham United celebrates his goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)
West Ham United's English defender Aaron Cresswell celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Manchester United at The London Stadium, in east London on September 22, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Aaron Cresswell of West Ham United celebrates his goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford leaves the game with an injury during the Premier League match at London Stadium. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: An injured Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: West Ham United's Andriy Yarmolenko celebrates scoring his side's first goal with Felipe Anderson during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)
Manchester United's Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks on during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Manchester United at The London Stadium, in east London on September 22, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Meanwhile, former United defender Patrice Evra suggested on Instagram that he was willing to get involved to help his old club.

He posted: "I think it's time to get our hands dirty! Manchester United board, are you ready to let us help you guys?"

West Ham appeared to mock a song Manchester United fans sing about Solskjaer by posting a picture of their manager Manuel Pellegrini under the words 'at the wheel'.

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