What Roy Keane’s best XI looked like when he was ‘installed’ as Manchester United manager.
We ‘installed’ Manchester United veteran Roy Keane as the manager to see how he would behave after some of United’s recent performances.
Following humiliating losses to Liverpool and Manchester City in recent weeks, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure ahead of this weekend’s match.
Rivals from the past A few weeks ago, Liverpool thrashed United 5-0 at Old Trafford.
Despite winning their next match against Tottenham Hotspur, the Red Devils then suffered a humbling 2-0 home defeat against local rivals Manchester City, who toyed with Solskjaer’s team.
United have been connected with Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane ahead of their match against Watford this weekend, as the heat mounts on Solskjaer.
Roy Keane, a former United midfielder, has been enraged by the club’s recent losses, lashing out at individuals for their individual performances, with Harry Maguire, Fred, and others bearing the brunt of the pundit’s fury.
What if Keane was named United manager as a result of this? Would he be able to outperform Solskjaer in this role? To find out, we ‘installed’ Keane as the new manager of Manchester United in Football Manager 2022 to see how he would fare.
We recreated the 202122 season up to mid-November to create this simulation, with United sitting on 17 points after 11 games.
We then substituted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Roy Keane and performed a simulation to explore how Keane’s tenure as United manager might go.
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These are the final results, which are really gorgeous.
Keane’s first alteration? With Marcus Rashford on the left and Jadon Sancho on the right, the team will switch to a typical 4-4-2 formation with two speedy wingers and two center strikers.
Here’s how Keane’s best-performing XI looked following the end of the 202122 campaign.
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford; Ronaldo, Cavani; Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo,
Keane used Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Mason Greenwood as the front three.
Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, and Bruno Fernandes played as a midfield two for the majority of the games, with Fred totally kept out.
And it was successful.
Keane’s biggest results included a 3-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and a.