Roy Keane blasts West Ham defenders for acting ‘like they’re in Starbucks’ for Man Utd goal

ROY KEANE blasted the West Ham defenders for acting “like they’re in Starbucks” for Manchester United’s equalising goal.

The Hammers took a second-half lead at Old Trafford in the FA Cup fifth round as the London club looked set to end United’s quadruple dream.

PAWest Ham’s slack defending allowed United back into the game – and Keane did not pull any punches[/caption]

GettyOn punditry duty with Ian Wright and Joe Cole, Roy Kane was on top form[/caption]

But three goals after the 77th minute saw the Red Devils rescue the game and get through to the quarter-finals where they will play Fulham.

Man United legend Keane was not happy with his former club at half-time but turned his fire onto West Ham after the game ended.

The ex-midfielder, 51, was shocked with the London club’s slack defending before Nayef Aguerd headed the ball into his own net.

He said on ITV: “[The West Ham defenders] are having a little discussion … like they’re in Starbucks.

“Come and take people out! Come with violence, that’s your job.”

He was asked by presenter Mark Pougatch if United had “got away with one”.

Keane said: “Yeah they have. But they’ve earned the right. The manager’s made a huge gamble with all the changes, it looked like it was going to backfire.

“But they sorted themselves out, made one or two changes, started doing what they’re good at.”


Keane was also not impressed with West Ham’s spurned chances at both 0-0 and 1-0 – and even compared them to Tottenham.

He added: “They come, they get a bit giddy, they have opportunities. It’s loads of teams – not just West Ham but the Spurs’ of this world.

“They come to Old Trafford, they have a little bit of possession, one or two chances, get all excited and end up getting beaten.”

West Ham were the better team in the first half with Antonio spurning a huge chance at 0-0.

But Said Benrahma scored a beauty after 54 minutes to leave United on the rocks.

Casemiro and others were impressive when they came off the bench but it was one of the starters, Alejandro Garnacho, who stole the game.

The 18-year-old cut inside and scored a beauty to give United the lead before Fred scored another deep into stoppage side.