Roy Keane tells us what he really thinks of Kyle Walker after rash penalty 3 years ago

Roy Keane tells us what he really thinks of Kyle Walker after rash penalty

We got to see the full range from the former Manchester United and Ireland captain, today.

Roy Keane has lots of thoughts on Manchester City defender Kyle Walker, but he summed them all up in a short and brutal observation.


Walker conceded a first half penalty against Liverpool, in their Sunday afternoon league clash, when he clunked into the back of Sadio Mané in the box.

City drew back level through Gabriel Jesus and squandered a penalty kick of their own, but Keane took time out to focus on Walker's mistake when Sky Sports broke for half-time.


Sitting alongside Micah Richards and Jamie Carragher, Keane and host Dave Jones had the following exchange:

Dave Jones: “How did Mane win a penalty?”

Roy Keane: “Because he’s up against an idiot.”

Following his tirade against both Manchester United AND Arsenal, last Sunday, Keane was much happier to be watching City and Liverpool playing to a much higher standard at The Etihad. He even found time to rinse fellow pundit Micah Richards.

None of us saw it coming, but all of a sudden, Roy Keane and Richards are everything we've ever wanted from a punditry double act. Despite their ties to opposing sides of Manchester's footballing divide, a fine bromance has blossomed between the two since they started working together on Sky Sports.


More evidence of this was seen ahead of Manchester City's Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday, as Keane was asked for burgeoning City talent, Phil Foden.

In an interview with Sky, Foden, a boyhood City supporter, had discussed his memories of following the club through his childhood, when Richards was part of the first team.


"He was one of my idols," he recalled. "He was one of the best right-back in the world at the time. It was just a shame he had one or two injuries."

Keane, of course, was never going to let the moment pass.

"The key for him [Foden] now, is to do it week in, week out," Keane said. "He's made one or two mistakes but is a talented kid.

"His interview, he came across really well there. Obviously, his stuff about Micah, he probably needs to be drug tested for that... !"

Richards, at this point, broke into his infectious laugh.

More of this lighter side, please.