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‘His club won one title in 30-odd years’ – Man United legend Roy Keane slams ‘arrogant’ Virgil van Dijk

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has slammed Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk for his post-match dig aimed at the Red Devils.

Gutsy Man United held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield. Van Dijk said in his post-match interview that only one team was trying to win the game.

Keane was quick to put the defender in his place. The 52-year-old told Sky Sports: “There’s a lot of arrogance coming out of him, dissing Manchester United like that.

“He needs reminding that he is playing for a club that has won one title in 30-odd years. He said Man United were buzzing and one team came to play. 

“Yeah, I’ve come to Anfield many times with Manchester United where Liverpool were in a tough place and they were happy with a draw.

“The bottom line is that the most important stat is the scoreline. Liverpool had chances and didn’t take them. That’s their own fault.

“So maybe that arrogance backfired on him today.”

Van Dijk’s post-match comment indicates frustration 

Keane was correct to point out that the Merseyside club were poor up front. They must blame themselves for not breaking the deadlock even after creating plenty of chances.

Liverpool lacked composure in front of goal. They took 34 shots, but only eight were directed at Andre Onana. Most of them were routine saves for the shot-stopper.

Van Dijk had a fine opportunity to put Liverpool ahead, but he directed his header straight at Onana.

He would have scored if he had the composure to put the ball to either side of the Cameroon international.

Darwin Nunez opted to let the ball roll out of play when he should have pressed for the ball as Onana and three defenders were down on the floor after making a block.

Not many people fancied Man United to earn a point from this contest. Before the match began, Liverpool were tipped to pile more misery on Erik ten Hag, who saw his team eliminated from Europe last week.

The best goalscoring chance of the game fell for Man United’s Rasmus Hojlund. 

Dominating ball possession and other statistics are useless if you cannot work around a way to score goals on home turf.

Van Dijk’s frustration can also be sensed as the Red Devils became the first team not to lose at Anfield this season

Man United are in seventh place after the goalless draw, six points off fourth spot.