Roy Keane had a dig at Gary Neville's Manchester United career on live TV

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Roy Keane isn’t everybody’s cup of tea and that’s perfectly understandable.

The former Manchester United captain, who currently works as the Republic of Ireland’s assistant manager, seems to be permanently angry and ready for an argument.

He’s also never afraid to speak his mind, regardless of who it might upset, or offend somebody if he deems it necessary to do so.

Keane makes excellent pundit material for this very reason, and this is why ITV made sure he was part of their team for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

The 46-year-old is presumably being paid decent money to provide analysis at this summer’s showpiece international tournament but there’s obviously no clause in his contract which requires him to smile every once in a while.

Keane has been involved in squabbles with several of his colleagues over the past four weeks, including Slaven Bilic and Ian Wright.

And on Saturday, it was Gary Neville who found himself on the receiving end of Keane’s savage tongue.

Keane destroys Neville over his Man Utd career

This time, however, it was a little more lighthearted - and Neville himself clearly saw the funny side.

Neville, who played alongside Keane at Old Trafford for 12 years and also captained the Red Devils during his illustrious career, pointed out that a defender would only want to be at fault for a maximum of four goals each season.

“If you look back over a season, if you played 45/50 games, you probably want to be at fault for around four goals - you’re going to make mistakes,” he said.

Neville then stopped and started laughing at Keane, who had clearly given him a look just off-camera. “How about 24 goals?” Keane replied, bluntly.

'He had good wingers in front of him'

A typically brutal response from Keane. Although in fairness, there were definitely seasons where Neville was at fault for United conceding more than four goals.

“He had good wingers in front of him, let me tell you,” Keane added while those around him were all creasing up with laughter.


You can watch the funny clip of Keane ending Neville on live TV here…

Neville tweeted a link to the video later on Saturday afternoon alongside several laughing emojis, so he obviously didn’t take offence to Keane’s jibe.


Having played alongside Keane for over a decade, he must be acutely aware of the best way to act around the fiery Irishman.

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