Roy Keane hails the ‘personality’ of Manchester United in the win over Arsenal at Old Trafford

‘The feel-good factor is BACK’: Roy Keane hails Manchester United’s ‘personality’ after their win over Arsenal and claims the ‘hassle’ around Cristiano Ronaldo’s future being over will help Erik ten Hag to maintain momentum

  • Club legend Roy Keane hailed Manchester United’s personality in Arsenal win
  • Erik ten Hag’s team completed a 3-1 win over the Premier League leaders
  • Keane said that the club’s momentum has changed the Old Trafford atmosphere

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

United opened the scoring through £85.5million summer signing Antony, who latched onto a pass from Marcus Rashford and slid the ball past Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale before racing over to the Old Trafford faithful while kissing the club’s badge.

Arsenal equalized through Bukayo Saka, but Ten Hag’s revitalized squad maintained their composure and wrestled back the lead in the second half through a brace from Rashford.

Roy Keane heaped praise on Manchester United's performance after they defeated Arsenal

Roy Keane heaped praise on Manchester United’s performance after they defeated 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

Speaking following the win, Keane showered the team with praise: ‘I think what I like about this team is the spirit. The personality of the team. Obviously, in the second half they played on the counter attack. They were excellent, they could have scored a few more goals.

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

Today’s result marked United’s fourth successive Premier League win, a benchmark that the club failed to achieve in the entirety of last season.

Summer singing Antony clutched the club's badge after opening his United account in the win

Summer singing Antony clutched the club’s badge after opening his United account in the win

The atmosphere at Old Trafford could not have been more different than in United’s opening weekend defeat to Brighton, and Keane professed his belief that the change in fortunes for the club has had an impact on the atmosphere at Old Trafford.

It’s been a long time. There’s been a lot of negativity. Last season and the beginning of this season, but when you win a few football matches everyone feels great, I’ve said it before. Arsenal taking all the plaudits, but it’s about the points.’

United began their recent run on form with an unlikely victory over last season’s Champions League runners-up, and the former United captain maintained that the sense of certainty over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club had boosted the team’s morale.

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

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

They beat Liverpool a few weeks ago, you asked “can they back it up?” and that’s what they’ve done! And you look at the table and all of a sudden everyone’s feeling better about themselves, the transfer markets over so there’s no hassle about Ronaldo leaving, they can just get on with it.’

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

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

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