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Roy Keane aims cheeky dig at Wayne Rooney after Alejandro Garnacho wonder goal

Chris Byfield

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Roy Keane aims cheeky dig at Wayne Rooney after Alejandro Garnacho wonder goal

Roy Keane aimed a cheeky dig at former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney in the wake of Alejandro Garnacho’s wonder goal.

As United claimed a 3-0 win over Everton on Super Sunday, Garnacho stunned Goodison Park with an incredible overhead kick, aching back to connect with Diogo Dalot’s cross.

Comparisons were immediately drawn between the Argentine’s strike and Rooney’s goal in the Manchester Derby back in 2011.

While Rooney’s effort is among the most iconic goals in United history, Gary Neville claimed Garnacho’s effort was even better.

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The former United skipper said: "Most players wouldn't know how to do that: it's gymnastic and acrobatic. It's gymnastics - that's not football. It's the best overhead kick I've ever seen.

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"There will be people debating that now and getting previous overhead kicks. But it's not a bicycle kick, it's an overhead kick. There are times you can get on your side, into that position. We can all do that. But to get into the position Garnacho did, I've never seen that before. I think Rooney's is close to it but Garnacho's is just better."

However, Keane disagreed with Neville, arguing that the occasion of a Manchester derby winner acts in Rooney's favour.

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Speaking on Sky Sports at halftime, Keane said: "Absolutely amazing, we had a great view of it. It's very hard to talk about it because I've never done it in my life but the contact he makes and the skill levels…

"I'm usually critical of goalkeepers but I will let him off with this one. A brilliant goal.

"It gets better every time you see it. Very few players in the world can do that. It's nice to see some young players doing well at Man Utd.

"You'd watch that all day."

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Keane, however, did mischievously aim a cheeky dig at Rooney. While watching back the United record scorer's famous strike against City, Keane joked: “This one hit his shin though.”

He added: "It's not as clean [a strike]. That definitely hits Wayne's shin, but I'm not taking that away from him.

"The importance of the goal, the fact it was against City - it does hit his shin but it's an amazing goal.

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"It's a cleaner hit by Garnacho but maybe because of the occasion, it might just edge it towards Wayne."

Featured Image Credit: Getty/Sky Sports

Topics: Football, Roy Keane, Gary Neville, Manchester United, Premier League

Chris Byfield
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