Roy Keane was in no mood to praise Arsenal for their performance against Manchester United on Sunday.
The former United captain, who had some of his toughest battles as a player against the Gunners, felt that the plaudits given to Arsenal for their display at Old Trafford were worthless.
Mikel Arteta’s side were the better team for portions of the game but suffered their first defeat of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign against the Red Devils.
Debutant Antony opened the scoring in the first half with a composed finish.
Marcus Rashford then went on to score a nine-minute brace in the second half after Bukayo Saka had equalised for the visitors.
Roy Keane went full Roy Keane on Arsenal
Speaking after the match, Keane went full Keane when discussing some of the praise given to Arsenal for their performance.
“When I was a player and teams came here and had a good day, I never worried about the plaudits, I was interested in the points,” the Irishman said. “You can praise Arsenal all you want but this is about results and winning football matches.”
Former Arsenal star Paul Merson, who was also on the Super Sunday panel, then said: “But there’s ways of losing games, Roy, they done alright today…”
Keane hit back: “Alright, you have a sing-song going back because you lost but played well? Rubbish, rubbish! It’s about winning.”
Super Sunday host Dave Jones reminded Merson about a comment he’d made earlier on the show: “What was it that you said earlier, Paul? You said you always came to Manchester United, walked away feeling that you’d played quite well, but you never won.”
Keane then added: “That’s carrying on now, isn’t it? Brilliant.”
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🗣 "You can praise Arsenal all you want, but this is about results and winning football matches."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 4, 2022
Roy Keane is not entertaining the positive chat about Arsenal after a defeat pic.twitter.com/9iSfpqpL2H
Typically ruthless from Keane.
Roy Keane blasts ‘sore loser’ Mikel Arteta
Keane then went in on Arteta following the Spaniard’s post-match interview.
The Premier League legend said: “Listen, I’m fed up with all their excuses. Arteta gets interviewed after the game, he’s a sore loser, like us all – but he’s got to give a bit of credit to Man United. He never does. Every time he loses a game, I listen to him and it’s about what they didn’t do properly or the officials. Stop making excuses – you lost the game 3-1. You done okay, take the plaudits, but give me the three points any day of the week.”
🗣 "He's a sore loser."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 4, 2022
Roy Keane is annoyed that Mikel Arteta makes excuses instead of giving plaudits to Man United pic.twitter.com/mYQFhW3bK2
Despite the result, Arsenal remain top of the table, with 15 points from their opening six matches.
Man Utd, meanwhile, are now on a run of four straight wins and climb to fifth place in the table.