Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, reckons that his former team will beat Arsenal on Sunday, even with a weakened squad.
- Mourinho to concentrate on Europa League
- Set to field strong side against Celta Vigo and weak one against Arsenal
- Keane convinced even a weak side will beat Gunners
United have traveled to Spain this week to face Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals and while they’re in a decent enough position to potentially secure a top four finish in the league this season, Jose Mourinho insists that his priority is now winning the European trophy.
If United win the Europa League, this will get them automatic qualification into the Champions League next season without having to finish in the top four.
It’s therefore likely that the Portuguese boss will play the strongest team possible against Celta Vigo tonight (Thursday) and a weakened one against Arsenal on Sunday.
However, ex-United star, Keane, reckons that his former team will still beat the fragile Gunners.
When speaking about the ex-manager’s decision, Keane agreed it was the right thing to do given the circumstances.
“It is clear that his priority is trying to win the Europa League and guarantee Champions League football,” he told ITV Sport.
“I think he is right. With the way the last week has gone, prioritise winning a trophy, definitely.”
Fellow pundit and former Arsenal player, Lee Dixon, then asked whether Keane sees anything wrong with Mourinho fielding a weakened team during the Premier League clash, to which Keane replied, “Well even a weak team would probably still beat Arsenal, they can afford to do that.”