Roy Keane and Gary Neville had different levels of sympathy when it came to analyzing Manchester United's derby defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night.
Two second half goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane proved enough to place City one step closer to defending their title when they returned to the top of the Premier League table.
For United, the defeat was their seventh in nine games and Keane, irritated in his body language, was in the Sky Sports studio and didn't make a single decision.
Gary Neville and Roy Keane did not see each other as tensions increased after the Manchester derby
The former United teammates had different opinions when it came to the effort levels on the part
Neville was proud of the quick start of United, but found that he was quickly shot by former teammate Keane who was not in the mood to beat United & # 39; s current stars.
& # 39; City in the first half hour was as sloppy as I have seen it, & # 39; Neville said. & # 39; They set such high standards, it's about precision, quality of passes. United has played a decent game. That is as good as United has received.
But Keane, furious at United's lack of desire against their rivals in the city, intervened.
Keane & # 39; s body language encompassed him rolling up his eyes when Marcel tried to defend a number of players
Luke Shaw did not do enough in Keane & # 39; s opinion to prevent Bernardo Silva from opening the score
& # 39; They have had one shot at target Gary, one shot at target at home. & # 39;
& # 39; That's that team! & # 39; Neville fired back. & # 39; What we saw there between United and City tonight was the gap in the class between the two teams.
& # 39; I think that's all United has. I don't think I looked at a player on that field and thought they could have given more. That is what they are. The Gea to be honest, he's not normally like that. & # 39;
Neville was the most forgiving of United on the four-panel panel composed by Sky for the crucial derby match with Keane and Graeme Souness, who did not miss the opportunity to dig out United.
He was not in the mood to bite his tongue and shot back at Neville just after the initial assessments when the former United full-back said the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer players had given everything & # 39; to prevent them from allowing the two goals.
& # 39; You say they gave everything & # 39 ;, Keane said, his annoyance about his colleague's remarks became clearer in his tone as the conversation passed to Brazilian midfielder Fred.
& # 39; That is cheating, what is (Fred) done, cheating, let the guy run away from him. & # 39;
Much of Keane & # 39; s criticism was made against Brazilian midfielder Fred for his role in the second goal
Neville insisted on his points while claiming that Fred is sticking to his challenges
Neville refused to bow to Keane's judgment and insisted that both Fred and Luke Shaw had been unable to give in the 90 minutes.
When Keane rolled his eyes through the couple's post-match argument in the studio, Neville added: & I think that's what (Fred) is. Defensive, he will take on challenges, he will be defeated, people will pass him by. Sometimes he will win it, sometimes he won't.
& # 39; Fred watches the entire season, he is committed to challenges, he is skipped and he cannot go back, he cannot recover, he has no legs. I think that's what he is.
& # 39; There is nothing I have seen from United that makes me think they could have given more. They could not have made any mistakes, but I think that's the best they have. & # 39;
Keane was a fierce central midfielder during his days at United and would have beaten his teammates if he were in the current dressing room.
Especially Fred's performance, in the position where he had been so stupid for United over the years, made him the most seething and Neville & # 39; s attempts to forget mistakes only awoke the Irish.
Keane added: “Look, Gary, they're strolling about! Fred sells himself briefly here. He gives the ball away, which can happen, it enriches.
& # 39; You will not let (Raheem) Sterling become the target side of you. Why don't people try to stop the photo?
Keane accused Fred of & # 39; cheating & # 39; because his foul made City free for substitute Leroy Sane to score
According to Keane, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a gigantic job for reconstruction based on the derby
& # 39; If that's a player who gives it all, Manchester United is having a harder time than I think and I think they're in big trouble. & # 39;
Neville tried to claim that the players of Solskjaer & # 39; in the ground & # 39; his cases, Fred's mistake, but at this point Keane was driving and quickly cut off his former teammate.
& # 39; Oh Gary Gary, it's two feet tall. & # 39; he barked back. & # 39; I guarantee that if you had done the same, do you think we would tell you? Of course we would do that!
& # 39; It's two meters! At least close it. The man gets the shot away. Go to him as if your life depends on it! & # 39;
Despite sympathy with both Shaw and Fred for their role in both goals, Marcel de Gea, accepted by Marcel, accepted a bad evening because his disappointing form showed no signs of an end.
The Spanish international was guilty of a mistake in the Champions League away in Barcelona and was checked again after being beaten at his near-post when Sane hit 2-0 in the second half on Wednesday.
United & # 39; s central midfielders were accused by Keane of not yielding their bodies
Neville could not express his sympathy towards David de Gea because he said he was a & # 39; really bad mistake & # 39; had made
& # 39; The goalkeeper must do better, & # 39; Neville said, at a rare moment of agreement with Keane in the night.
& # 39; David de Gea, he has been magnificent for Manchester United for so many years. But this season it just doesn't happen to him. Those feet let him down. So many times we have seen them kick the ball. Straight to him, from his shone in the back of the net.
& # 39; I was in the Nou Camp for that mistake for the (Lionel) Messi goal, and it was something that shocked me, watching De Gea make such a & # 39; n mistake.
& # 39; This was not so bad, but still for him, a very bad mistake. It is not happening for him at the moment, he is going through a very bad time, a difficult time.