Frank Lampard has taken issue with Roy Keane after the Manchester United dropped him into his argument that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs more time.
The Norweigan has come under fire after United’s loss to Liverpool but Keane staunchly defended his former team-mate by comparing his situation to that at Chelsea.
He argued that Lampard is given a ‘bye’ in the press because he is English, a claim that the former Derby boss has disputed.
“Frank Lampard has lost eight games, but for some reason, Frank is doing alright, because he is English,” Keane said while deflecting criticism from Solskjaer.
“Frank’s track record, his CV, he went to Derby, he didn’t get promoted. But Frank has got all the answers for Chelsea .”
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And Lampard hit back in his press conference, saying: “That’s the moment my ears pricked up.
“I don’t think being English gives you any sort of a bye from criticism.
“In fact, I’ve heard quite a lot when I first got this job of writing me off precisely because I’m young and English and only had a year at Derby.
“Certain people were saying you shouldn’t give him the job – give it to people who have got experience of doing well in Italy or somewhere else or whatever.
Roy Keane was defending Solskjaer following Man Utd’s defeat
“Fair play to Roy, that conversation with Roy was so quick that a lot was coming out.
“I love watching him talk about football because of how passionate he is and to the point.
“But I don’t think I’ve had any byes for being English and sometimes it feels slightly different.
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“I went to Derby with a team in a difficult place and we made a fantastic effort to get promoted. So I don’t expect that to be a gauge of whether I should have got the Chelsea job or not.
“All I have to do is do the best possible job I can do here.
“A lot of people want to…