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Roy Keane Impressed With Classiness Of Man Utd Players After Final Whistle

Roy Keane Impressed With Classiness Of Man Utd Players After Final Whistle

"Your heart goes out to the young goalkeeper," said Roy Keane in a somewhat unexpected show of sympathy for Benfica's Mile Svilar after Man Utd's 1-0 win against the Portuguese side on Wednesday night.

At just 18 years and 52 days old, Svilar became the youngest ever goalkeeper to start a Champions League game, breaking the record of Iker Casillas.

In the 64th minute of last night's game, shouts went up from the Man Utd players when Svilar appeared to carry the ball over his own goal line from a Marcus Rashford cross. The referee agreed for what would be the winning goal for Jose Mourinho's side.

Post-match the Man Utd players - especially Belgian compatriot Romelu Lukaku - showed plenty of sympathy for Svilar.

Keane, speaking on ITV's Champions League highlights show, was impressed.

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That was really nice to see, after the game. Listen, really sad. Lovely touches. He's a young lad learning his trade. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to learn the hard way and that's by making big mistakes in big moments. Lovely touches by the United lads there, really nice to see.

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