Back off! Richard Keys’s message to Manchester United’s Class of ‘92

19 Old Trafford

Renowned sports presenter Richard Keys believes that Manchester United’s ‘Class of '92’ should stop commenting on the current team.

Renowned sports presenter Richard Keys has pointed the finger at the ‘Class of ‘92’ for some of the problems at Manchester United last season.

The 2013-14 campaign was one of the worst in the Red Devils’ history, as they finished as low as seventh in the Premier League and failed to progress beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

David Moyes took most of the blame from the media and fans alike, and was actually sacked before the end of the season.

Dutch legend Louis van Gaal was appointed the United manager in May, and there are suggestions that he has changed the ‘identity’ of the club.

The 63-year-old signed a number of big-name players, including Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria, while letting go of Danny Welbeck among others in the summer transfer window.

Keys apparently believes that United were right to go on about their transfer business the way they did and hits out at the ‘Class of '92’.

‘My advice now is to the 'Class of 92' to back off’, the former Sky Sports presenter wrote on his website. ‘Between them they caused nothing but problems at Utd last season - particularly one or two not even involved at the club.

‘The game has changed. If Utd hadn't done what they have these last few weeks they'd have been left behind. They'll definitely make top 4 now’.

Keys does not mention anyone by name and yours truly will not speculate on who those players who allegedly caused problems could be.

Although it is true that there have been massive changes at United over the summer, it cannot be argued that they were not necessary. Van Gaal’s starting line-up is much different than Moyes’s first XI – and much, much better.

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