Roy Keane Cracks Rare Smile After Patrice Evra Jibe From Ryan Giggs

There are some things that never seem to happen in football: a player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo winning the Ballon d'Or, Jurgen Klopp emerging victorious in a cup final, Newcastle United breaking their transfer record, Iceland not being described as 'underdogs' despite having a £40 million player in their squad, and Roy Keane, the former Manchester United captain, cracking a smile.

Well, that was until just recently.

Everyone - that's absolutely everyone - was mighty pleased to see a breadth of former Man United talent on their screens for punditry for France's encounter with Peru, a game that finished 1-0 to Les Bleus.

Patrice Evra, Ryan Giggs and Keane were guests on the ITV football show.

Speaking about the Red Devils, Evra was raving about Ashley Young, before Giggs quipped: "To be fair they [United] have not had a good left-back since Dennis Irwin."

This forced a smile from Keane. You can watch the video below.

Such is the rarity of the Irishman smiling, online users took to social media to express their delight - and shock - at the former midfielder expressing actual happiness.

Ireland's assistant manager has polarised viewers as a pundit. Some find him amusing, some find his often negative persona highly irritating.

What we know is, he should crack a smile more often, even if it's at the expense of former teammates.

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

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