United legend slams Ole's Red Devils

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane has criticised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's troops for being 'frightened' of the challenge of a title race.

The Red Devils fell three points behind league leaders Manchester City after drawing 0-0 with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday night.

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While the Gunners were without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney, Keane says the Red Devils have looked like they're not up for the challenge in recent weeks.

"There's different pressure. Where they were the last few months, they were getting the plaudits but they were just sneaking up the table," he told Sky Sports.

"They got into the good habit of winning football matches, even if they weren't playing great; particularly away from home on the counter attack.

"But all of a sudden in the last three or four weeks when they've got to the top - and people are saying 'can you win the league', 'can you compete with Man City?'

"And it looks like the players have got a bit, almost frightened of the challenge. It's as if they've gone 'I don't think we're ready for that yet'. It seems to be (they're happy with second)."

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