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Roy Keane says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces pressure over Manchester United job

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Roy Keane has warned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that his ‘honeymoon period is over’ at Manchester United.

The Manchester United legend has been unimpressed by his former side’s start to the campaign, with a defeat to Crystal Palace and a narrow win over Brighton, which came courtesy of a last-gasp penalty after the Seagulls had hit the woodwork five times.

Keane says that, after making the top four last season, the aim will be higher for United this time around.

Speaking on Sky Sports the former midfielder said Solskjaer needs to win a trophy and close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City in the league.

“It will be different for Ole this year,” Keane said.

“Last year, they would’ve been saying if you can get the top four, I know he got to three semi-finals, but I think it will be higher this year.

“I think they have to get a little bit closer to Liverpool and Man City – the points total cannot be the same again as it has been over the past three or four years.

“I think Ole will have to get his hands on a trophy, I think the honeymoon period is certainly over for Ole.

“I think the pressure starts to mount now, particularly with the performances they’ve had over the last week or so.”

He added: “If you’re the manager of Man United – obviously if they can invest in the next week, if they can buy one or two – but if they don’t invest in the next week, then it’s tough days ahead for United.”

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