'I would be swinging punches' - Roy Keane launches furious tirade at Manchester United duo
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'I would be swinging punches' - Roy Keane launches furious tirade at Manchester United duo

ROY KEANE was back to his furious best during Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Tottenham this past Friday. 

The Irishman has been largely absent from our screens and social media timelines for the past three months. 

However, the Red Devils legend more than made up for lost time with an epic rant against two current Manchester United stars. 

David De Gea and Harry Maguire came in for quite the roasting from Keane after failing to deal with Tottenham’s Steven Bergwijn, culminating in a goal for the north London side. 

Trailing Spurs 1-0 at half-time, the former Republic of Ireland coach held nothing back in his scathing assessment of the hapless duo. 

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Taking aim at De Gea, Keane admitted he was “fuming” with the Spaniard for failing to properly stop Bergwijn’s shot, dubbing him “the most overrated goalkeeper I’ve seen in a long time”. 

“I’m shocked at that goal, I’ve watched a lot of football over the years, but to give away that goal — I’m fuming here watching his game,” he told the Sky Sports panel. 

It’s not the first time Keane has taken aim at De Gea, following a noticeably dip in form which has resulted in a string of high-profile errors. 

Next it was Maguire’s turn to face the music with Keane, who has never been truly convinced by the England international, blasting the defender for being beaten so easily by Bergwijn. 

“I am staggered at Maguire, that an international player can just get done like this,” he said, before returning to Dea Gea, saying “And I am sick to death of this goalkeeper.” 

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He continued: “I would be fighting them at half time I would be swinging punches at that guy, this is a standard save for an established international goalkeeper — I am flabbergasted.” 

“Maguire and De Gea, I wouldn’t even let them on the bus — get a taxi back to Manchester.” 

“We’re trying to get into the top four, never mind winning leagues, god forbid about winning trophies. Shocking, I am disgusted with it. 

“Maguire, De Gea, you should hang your heads in shame. Playing for Man United and letting people run past you, move your feet.” 

Thankfully for Keane things did improve in the second half with Manchester United equalising through a penalty from Bruno Fernandes. 

The 1-1 draw saw United maintain their four-point gap over Spurs, though they remain two points off Chelsea in fourth, with the Blues boasting a game in hand.