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Theatre of nightmares, Roy Keane has harsh words about Manchester Utd at home

Roy Keane believes Manchester United do not scare anyone anymore

By Michail-Angelos Grigoropoulos

Roy Keane doesn't hold back about United
Roy Keane doesn't hold back about United
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There’s no place like home. Playing at home is one of the biggest advantages for a team in sports by playing in front of your fans and hearing them roar for the length of the game. And the saying stands true in football. Some stadiums are known as fortresses in football, like Stamford Bridge in the 2000s, Nou Camp during peak Barcelona, and there are many more. One of those fortresses once upon a time was Old Trafford. Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson was called “The Theatre of Dreams”. Beating United at Old Trafford was considered luck under Ferguson, as it was roaring and once United played in front of Stretford End the game was over as everyone knew they would score.

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However, since the departure of Sir Alex, Old Trafford has lost its mystique. “The Theatre of Dreams” became “The Theatre of Nightmares”. United have suffered losses at home to lower league opposition on multiple occasions which was unheard of at United. The game used to be over in the tunnel, but now it’s over after 90 minutes and the opposition has a good chance of getting something. Somehow despite all these struggles United have managed to hold onto one of the best records in the Premier League. United have yet to lose a game at Old Trafford in the Premier League era while leading at halftime. A record that has stood for over 30 years.

United were able to turn Old Trafford into a fortress last season by only losing two games in all competitions at Old Trafford. It looked like the renaissance of “The Theatre of Dreams”. However, this season has proved that the renaissance was a fluke as United have lost seven games this season in all competitions at home this season.

The Old Trafford faithful have been quiet as the football on display has been boring them and more times than not when the half time and full-time whistle blows, you can hear the boos ringing around Old Trafford.

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Roy Keane’s thoughts on United at home

Roy Keane had some strong words about United performances at home and says “…but teams are playing Manchester United now and there is no fear anymore. I think teams are going to Old Trafford now and enjoying it!”

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