Video: Roy Keane’s comments on Solskjaer and Lampard from a year ago were on the money

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It’s almost exactly one year since Roy Keane told Jamie Carragher in a heated debate that Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solskjaer needed at least “another year” in the job before United should consider the possibility of sacking him.

Keane argued that Solskjaer deserved more time to make an impact at Old Trafford and the former United captain couldn’t understand why Frank Lampard’s job wasn’t in question in the media too despite losing eight matches.

Keane’s comments came during a heated debate with fellow pundit Jamie Carragher back in January 2020 on Sky Sports ‘Super Sunday’ following United’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

Carragher argued that Solskjaer had been given enough time at Old Trafford and should be given his marching orders – a suggestion Keane strongly disagreed with.

Video courtesy of Football Daily via Pure Roy Keane on Twitter

“Give Ole a bit of time,” Keane said. “How long has Ole been in the job? Give the man a chance. I watched Chelsea last night, they’re a decent team, but they couldn’t get the job done. Lampard has lost eight games, but for some reason ‘Frank’s doing alright’. Maybe because he’s English, I don’t know.”

It turns out the Irish man couldn’t have been more right as Solskjaer has turned United’s fortunes around completely and Frank Lampard found it increasingly more difficult as Chelsea’s manager which ultimately led to him being let go by the club.

Since Keane’s remarks there has been a dramatic reversal in roles between Manchester United and Chelsea with United sitting on top of the Premier League and Frank Lampard out of the job.

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