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Micah Richards Responds To Claims He 'Disrespected' Roy Keane After Laughing During Passionate Manchester United Rant

Daniel Marland

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Micah Richards Responds To Claims He 'Disrespected' Roy Keane After Laughing During Passionate Manchester United Rant

Micah Richards has responded after being told he was 'a touch disrespectful' towards Roy Keane during Sky Sports' coverage of Manchester City vs Manchester United.


City ran out 4-1 winners over their bitter rivals and it saw former United captain Keane unload in one of his most passionate rants yet.

It's seen some on social media call the 33-year-old 'disrespectful' for his actions and he's decided to take a stand.

"Deary deary me!" Richards said while quote tweeting criticism.

"When [Graeme] Souness says to me. 'forget everything you’ve just said' or [Gary] Neville says to me 'stop ranting You’re not making sense' I don’t see you saying it’s disrespectful to me so stop this nonsense. It’s really not that deep. We all have respect for each other!!!"

Richards and Keane are often on Sky together and look to have formed one of the strangest bromances in all of sport.

Gary Neville chimed in with a message of 'Thanks Richards' and a laughing emoji to show all tensions had simmered down.

Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez grabbed braces in either half to see Pep Guardiola's side restore their six point lead at the top of the league while their opponents slipped to fifth.

United were in the game for the first 45 minutes but fell away in the second half, especially after Mahrez's strike in the 68th minute.

The final 15 minutes saw the home side have 92 per cent possession and it infuriated Keane.

"There were five or six players there who should never play for Manchester United again," he declared. "It was shameful.

"City are a fantastic team and that's why they are champions. You hoped the subs who came on would have an impact, but they're not prepared to run around, couple of lads in midfield, [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka, Fred, [Harry] Maguire, [Marcus] Rashford, I could go on.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"City didn't have to be at their best. They still had another couple of gears to go. They toyed with them like they did at Old Trafford.

"It was men vs boys as the old saying goes. They gave up and shame on them.

"United's history has been built on character and personality when you're up against it. I feel like I've been sat here for two weeks.

"United were never going to get back into it. The white flag came up and the game was over. It was unthinkable."

Neville said the final 25 minutes were a 'disgrace' on commentary and on Monday morning, said he couldn't get his head around the possession stats.

Featured Image Credit: Micah Richards/Instagram and Sky Sports

Topics: Manchester United, Roy Keane, Manchester City, Micah Richards, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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