Roy Keane has blasted Manchester United's players following the sacking of David Moyes.
Moyes was relieved of his duties earlier today, just nine months after he was named Sir Alex Ferguson's successor, with the fallen Premier League champions on course for their worst points tally since the league's inception in addition to failing to reach the Champions League for the first time in 18 years.
But Old Trafford legend Keane believes that responsibility does not lie solely with the departed Red Devils boss and took aim at United's players and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who failed to land several key targets last summer, for letting Moyes down.
"He certainly had a hard start last summer when he took the job," he told ITV Sport.
"The chief executive didn't get the deals done that he wanted. There was a lot of negativity, they had a slow start and no momentum.
"I think it's a shame. He should have been given more time and I think some of the players at Man United should be ashamed of themselves - they let him down."
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Keane also refused to condemn Ferguson for naming Moyes as his replacement.
He added: "You obviously can't be critical of Alex Ferguson. To be seventh in the league is disappointing and he'd (Moyes) take responsibility for that, but you still need people around you to help you in every way you can.
"I don't think he's had that support, particularly from the players."