Roy Keane praises Manchester United’s ‘personality’ in win over Arsenal at Old Trafford

‘The feel-good factor is BACK’: Roy Keane hails Manchester United’s ‘personality’ after beating Arsenal and claims the ‘fight’ over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is over and Erik ten Hag will help keep the momentum going

  • Club legend Roy Keane praised Manchester United’s personality in beating Arsenal
  • Erik ten Hag’s team completed a 3-1 win against the Premier League leaders
  • Keane said the club’s dynamism changed the atmosphere of Old Trafford

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has praised the club’s performance as Erik ten Hag’s side continued their dramatic turnaround with a win over Premier League leaders Arsenal.

United opened the scoring with the £85.5million summer signing of Antony, who latched on to a pass from Marcus Rashford and slid the ball past Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale before racing towards Old Trafford worshipers as he took the kissed the club crest.

Arsenal equalized through Bukayo Saka, but Ten Hag’s revitalized squad kept their composure and clawed their way into the lead in the second half through a brace from Rashford.

Roy Keane praised Manchester United's performance after beating Arsenal

Roy Keane praised Manchester United’s performance after beating Arsenal

Keane praised the personality of Erik ten Hag's team as they defeated the Premier League leaders

Keane praised the personality of Erik ten Hag’s team as they defeated the Premier League leaders

After the win, Keane showered the team with praise, “I think what I like about this team is the spirit. The personality of the team. Apparently the counterattack was played in the second half. They were excellent, they could have scored a few more goals.

“Another great win for the club, I think the momentum is coming back. The feel good factor is there, the fans are humming, it’s a good day for them!’ He added.

Today’s result marks United’s fourth straight Premier League win, a benchmark the club failed to match all of last season.

Summer singer Antony snapped the club crest after opening his United account in the win

Summer singer Antony snapped the club crest after opening his United account in the win

The atmosphere at Old Trafford could not have been more different than when United lost to Brighton in the opening weekend and Keane expressed his belief that the club’s turnaround has affected the atmosphere at Old Trafford.

‘It was long ago. There was a lot of negativity. Last season and early this season but when you win a few football games everyone feels great, I said that before. Arsenal take all the credit but it’s all about the points.

United began their recent run in form with an unlikely win over last season’s Champions League runners-up and the former United captain claimed that a sense of certainty about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club boosted team morale.

Keane said newfound certainty about Cristiano Ronaldo's future at the club has allowed United to continue their momentum

Keane said newfound certainty about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club has allowed United to continue their momentum

“They beat Liverpool a couple of weeks ago, they were like: ‘Can you confirm it? and they did! And you look at the table and suddenly everyone feels better, the transfer markets are over so there’s no hassle with Ronaldo leaving, they can just move on.

With today’s win, United now sit fifth in the table and are the only Premier League club to have back-to-back wins in their last two games.

United will look to continue their positive momentum when they host La Liga club Real Sociedad in Tuesday’s Europa League group stage opener.

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