Manchester United legend Roy Keane has surprisingly backed Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford after facing heavy criticism from hosting a party after Man United’s 3-0 defeat to Man City last month.
This comes as a shock as Keane doesn’t hesitate to lash at Manchester United players for indiscipline and lack of right attitude.
However, the United winger is yet to get back in form since the incident, despite giving apologies to his boss Erik Ten Hag.
Speaking on the Stick to Football podcast, Keane said: “I wouldn’t be too harsh on him [Marcus Rashford], forget that it was his birthday, if people want to go out you try to pick and choose the right place, but he’s a young lad and doesn’t look like he’s a big drinker.
“I’ve had some of my best drinking sessions after a defeat – win or lose you hit the booze – so was it smart to go into the middle of Manchester after you’ve just got beaten? No.
“But he’s human and I guarantee that he wasn’t drinking 10-15 pints and if fans want to get upset, they’ll get upset anyways. I’ve often gone out, win or lose, you have a session.
“Sometimes the best time to have a session is when you’ve been beaten, but maybe not in a club in the middle of Manchester, you can still find a little sneaky pub somewhere.”