The former United midfielder made a surprise appearances at Carrington (Picture: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer invited Roy Keane to speak to the Manchester United squad before Saturday’s derby with rivals City but he was reportedly upset by one player’s response to the team talk.

The Red Devils gave a brilliant display at the Etihad, with a whirlwind first half-hour seeing Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both get on the score sheet to set up a 2-1 victory.

And according to The Mirror, they were fired up for the match after Solskjaer invited club legend Keane to give a secret pep talk following their midweek victory over Tottenham.

Rashford got the scoring started with United looking deadly on the break (Picture: Getty)

Keane was invited to Carrington to address the players and tried to fire them up, as well as passing on his own experiences of playing for United and the sacrifice and work that was needed to be so dominant under Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, the report claims Keane was ‘less than impressed’ with one unnamed United player who slouched in his chair and looked disinterested throughout the Irishman’s speech.

He persevered regardless in what was described as a ‘blunt’ pep talk, giving it to the players straight, and Solskjaer is believed to consider Keane’s appearance as a big success.

The majority of the squad got a lot out of Keane’s appearance at Carrington, giving an insight into his time at the club, even though one player ‘looked as if he’d rather be somewhere else’.

Keane was on punditry duty at the Etihad and was delighted with how his old side performed. ‘I absolutely did not see this coming,’ he said on Sky Sports.

‘It was fantastic – a proper Manchester United performance. Lots of bravery and personality. They were outstanding.

Keane was in the studio at the Etihad for United’s excellent win (Picture: Sky Sports)

‘I don’t think beating Tottenham was a big deal at home, but that win today will give the players a lot of confidence as they have been criticised – nobody likes to be criticised.

‘But hats off to Manchester United, whatever happens in January with the speculation, question marks over Ole, they were outstanding. This was a Manchester United performance.

‘It wasn’t all about how they counter-attacked, it was how they managed the game, got blocks in and showed personality. I really enjoyed watching them – it’s what Manchester United is all about. But the key is to be consistent, week-in, week-out. Hopefully these young players will pick up on that.’

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