Roy Keane cracks up Carragher and Hasselbaink with league title joke 8 months ago

Roy Keane cracks up Carragher and Hasselbaink with league title joke

A light-hearted moment before he took another pop at Michael Carrick.

Roy Keane briefly allowed himself a moment to crack a joke with his fellow Sky Sports pundits, before interim Manchester United boss Michael Carrick brought him back to earth.


The former United and Ireland captain was on duty at Stamford Bridge as his former side drew 1-1 with Chelsea. He paid credit to the United players for working hard to give Chelsea a decent contest, but noted that Thomas Tuchel's side had more quality.

Following the game, Keane and fellow pundit Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink were asked by host Dave Jones who they fancied for the Premier League titles. We are now over a third of the way through the season, and Chelsea are ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City, with the chasing pack flagging already.

Roy Keane

Roy Keane shows great comic timing


Jones asked Hasselbaink for his tip for league winners, and the former Chelsea striker was initially hedging his bets.

"Give us a team, Jimmy. Give us a team, Jimmy! Are you sitting on the fence, Jimmy? One team"

Hasselbaink did concede that he would love if Chelsea finished top of the league, and added that it was 'going to be tight'.

It was then Keane's turn to stick his neck out.


DAVE JONES: "What about you, Roy?"

ROY KEANE: "I think it's going to be tight!"

Roy Keane did eventually go for Manchester City as his tip, and said they are a team capable of winning 15 or 16 straight games.


When the laughter died down, Michael Carrick came on for his post-match interview and the smile dropped from Keane's face. The Cork native was fuming with Carrick lavishing players that he felt had let down former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Then Jamie Carragher had the temerity to suggest Cristiano Ronaldo should start more games on the bench...



Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher debate Ronaldo role

"What's he come back for then?" Carragher asked. "So what is he here for? Is that where Manchester United have gone? Being happy with cups?" Keane replied:

"I'm not, but that's where they're at as a club. Look at the team, look at the league, look at the last two or three years."

"They were never going to win the league with Ronaldo."

The conversation ended with Carragher asking why exactly they signed him, to which Keane stated that the signing was made to help the club win 'trophies'.

United's next match sees them host Arsenal in the Premier League on Thursday night.

The man is pure box-office.