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Manchester City Surprised By Roy Keane's Punditry Of City Star

Ryan Sidle

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Manchester City Surprised By Roy Keane's Punditry Of City Star

Roy Keane's punditry doesn't usually leave anyone wondering what he's feeling, but he has left Manchester City confused over some of his recent analysis.

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Keane is hardly one for mincing his words, and the former Manchester United captain really doesn't care who he might insult when talking about the game.

Just last week he called Ian Wright 'childish' for touching the famous 'This is Anfield' sign, calling the ritual stupid and he wasn't short of opinions on Sunday following the Manchester derby.

Keane was in full flow over United's poor performance against City, which left Micah Richards ready to explode with laughter, which was disrespectful according to some, but if it was Keane would have let him know.

However it wasn't actually a conversation about the derby that's left some at the Etihad Stadium confused, but actually a conversation about the greatest ever Premier League XI.

On a recent episode of Sky Sports' 'The Overlap,' the Irishman, along with Gary Neville, were asked to pick their teams, but not including anyone from United.

At right back Neville went for Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta, but his former captain decided to choose City's Kyle Walker, which, according to the Athletic, is what's left some baffled.

Walker came in for praise from Keane. Image: PA Images
Walker came in for praise from Keane. Image: PA Images

The reason stretches back over a year, with Keane often thought to have gone too far with his criticism of Walker in the past, especially during one game.

The 50-year-old was in the studio when City face Liverpool in November 2020, in a 1-1 draw in which the former Tottenham Hotspur right back gave away the penalty that the Reds scored from.

Walker tripped Mohamed Salah in the box and Keane claimed the Egyptian was up against an 'idiot' and said the defender was a 'car crash.'

Richards wasn't impressed with his colleagues assessment at the time, saying, "He's been in good form I think Roy is taking it a bit overboard there!

"He's been one of City's best players but he gambles there on that, he should've just waited. He gambled he was going outside, and before you know it Mane was there and he took him down."

Now Keane has clearly proved that he was perhaps going over the top by picking Walker in his team, although he probably would have picked Neville if he was allowed.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Sky Sports

Topics: Roy Keane, Manchester City, Premier League, Manchester United, Kyle Walker

Ryan Sidle
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