Lampard fires back at Manchester United legend

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane had opened Chelsea boss Frank Lampard up to criticisms as he said that the Chelsea manager and Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are judged differently.

According to Keane, if Lampard is being praised for doing a good job at Chelsea despite losing eight games this season, then Solskjaer deserves more time at Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Lampard has responded back to the criticism of Keane and insists that being English is not enough reason to save him from criticisms.

“That’s the moment my ears pricked up,” Lampard revealed. “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.

“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.

“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 question inexperience and it’s my job to do as well as I can here, so I put those questions to bed.”

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