Manchester United legend, Roy Keane says it’s going to take a while for the 2012/2013 Premier League champions, Manchester United to get back to the top two clubs in England.

Speaking on Monday Night Football show on SkySports, after looking at a statistical breakdown of United’s regression this season.

Keane said : “We know it’s a long way back for Man United but of course, there is a way back. Maybe the new manager is coming at a good time because I think you can’t get any worse.

“I think that it’s the points total that worries me. Even last year when you were thinking Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] did well to finish the second, there’s such a big gap.

“The big problem for Man United whatever issues they’ve got, of course you have to look at where Manchester City or Liverpool are.

“We’re talking about Man United rebuilding as if Liverpool and Man City and these other teams are going to take it easy over the summer. They’re going to reinvest, they’re going to get players in, they’re going to get stronger. Klopp is staying on, Pep might stay on.” Keane added

Manchester confirmed the appointment of Ajax and Dutch coach, Erik Ten Hag on a three-year deal.

The 52-year-old gaffer is tasked with the job of ending Manchester United’s five-year trophy drought.

He will take over from interim manager, Ralf Rangnick who took over from former Manchester United midfielder, Michael Carrick. Carrick took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was fired in November 2021.