Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards make Manchester United joke at Roy Keane's expense 2 weeks ago

Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards make Manchester United joke at Roy Keane's expense

"Give it Keane until the end of the season!"

Jamie Redknapp, Micah Richards and Robbie Keane have joked that Roy Keane and Gary Neville could take over as manager and assistant manager at Manchester United.

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The pundits were speaking after the Red Devils dismissed first-team boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær following Saturday's 4-1 defeat against Watford.

United - who have won just one of their last seven Premier League fixtures - slipped to eighth position after the weekend's results, with the club's recent run of poor results and disappointing performances proving to be a step too far for the Norwegian.

When the trio were asked who the Red Devils should appoint, both on an interim basis and a permanent one in the summer, they took a comical approach to the question. One wonders would they would have been so bold if Keane was on punditry duty today.

They joked that fellow Sky Sports pundits and former United players Neville and Keane should take the reins at Old Trafford.

"I'm throwing Roy Keane's name into the hat, Roy will sort it out," said former Spurs striker Robbie Keane.

Richards replied: "Give it Keane until the end of the season!"

It was then down to Redknapp to chip-in. With a wide grin, he remarked: "Roy Keane and Gary Neville as his assistant, that would be the dream, wouldn't it?"

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Roy Keane has 'slagged off half the dressing room'

"No that would not be the dream," joked the ex-Man City defender, who has formed an unlikely on-screen partnership with Keane in recent months.

When asked if United need somebody like Keane in charge, Richards responded: "I mean, probably not as this time.

"I think Roy Keane will be a great manager, and I'm not saying he couldn't do it, but I'm talking about the relationship with the players - he's slagged off half of the dressing room."

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"It doesn't matter, I think it was all of the dressing room!" said Jamie Redknapp.

United announced that Michael Carrick had been named caretaker boss until the Red Devils appoint an interim manager for the remainder of the season.

While it is highly unlikely - most like impossible - that Neville and Keane will find themselves in the Old Trafford hot-seat, it would certainly make for box-office television if nothing else.

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