Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has criticized Erling Haaland’s display in Manchester City’s recent 0-0 draw against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.

The former Manchester United skipper has offered a blunt evaluation of Erling Haaland’s performance, highlighting the striker’s struggles against Arsenal’s compact defense.

Roy Keane has criticized Haaland’s general play, describing it as “poor” and likening it to that of a “League Two player.” Despite recognizing Haaland’s prowess in front of goal, Keane emphasized the need for improvement in his overall game.

Despite being the Premier League’s top scorer, Haaland endured a frustrating afternoon against Arsenal, managing only 23 touches in the game and failing to register a shot on target or create any key passes.

Arsenal’s central defensive pairing effectively nullified Haaland’s threat, keeping him subdued throughout the match.While Haaland leads the Premier League scoring charts with 18 goals, his all-round play has come under scrutiny this season.

Despite his goal-scoring prowess, Haaland has faced criticism for eye-catching misses and a perceived drop-off in performance since returning from injury earlier in the campaign.

While speaking to Sky sports on post-match coverage, Keane said that, “He’s like a League two player. The levels of his general play is so poor, and not just today, I think his general laying stuff off, headers, or whatever it might be in terms of front of goal is best in the world.

But for his general play for such a player, it is so poor, not just today, I think he has to improve that he’s almost like a League Two player.”


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