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Roy Keane tells Christian Eriksen he's still not forgiven him for moment in 2017, it's great tele

Jack Kenmare

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Roy Keane tells Christian Eriksen he's still not forgiven him for moment in 2017, it's great tele

It's been five years since Christian Eriksen scored a hat-trick against the Republic of Ireland to end their hopes of World Cup qualification, and Roy Keane still hasn't forgiven him for that night in Dublin.

On November 14, 2017, the Danish international dismantled Martin O'Neill's side with a midfield masterclass as Age Hareide's side secured an emphatic 5-1 win at the Aviva Stadium.

Keane, who was O'Neill's assistant at the time, clearly hasn't forgotten about that fateful day.

Image credit: Sky Sports/Football Daily
Image credit: Sky Sports/Football Daily

In the aftermath of Manchester United's impressive 3-1 win against league leaders Arsenal on Sunday, the pair bumped into each other as Eriksen took part in media duties on the Old Trafford pitch.

Keane, who has established himself as one of the most popular TV pundits, introduced himself by saying he had "no questions" for the Dane because he's "still upset" over his efforts against Ireland.

Eriksen replied: "Yeah, I thought so," before Keane hilariously hit back: "I'm still upset with you."

And it didn't stop there. Eriksen, who has been one of United's standout performers since his arrival from Brentford this summer, quipped: "It's a good night out as well, Dublin."

"...Yeah, I bet you did," Keane smiled. This is great.

Before that brilliant moment with Keane, the impressive Eriksen was asked about Sunday's win against Arsenal.

Last month, after penning a three-year deal with the club, Eriksen confirmed he rejected Manchester United three times before finally agreeing to a move to Old Trafford this summer.

He turned down approaches from Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his seven-year spell in North London.

"When I was at Spurs, I spoke to every manager who's been here at Man United to see what the situation was," Eriksen told The Times.

"So, it's been on the books. Well, not on the books, but it's been spoken about [for a while].

"For me, then wasn't the time to move. I was at Spurs for a long time and I wanted to try something abroad, so I went to Inter and ended up having a lovely time.

"But then obviously something happened in the summer and that changed the career path I had in mind, so I came back to England, to Brentford first of all.

"To be here [at United] is something I didn't think could happen a year ago. I never thought it was going to happen."

Thoughts on Christian Eriksen's start to life at Manchester United?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Football Daily/Sky Sports

Topics: Christian Eriksen, Manchester United, Roy Keane, Arsenal, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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