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Roy Keane Didn't Like Micah Richards Joke About Man United Interim Role

By Jonathan Byrne
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Intentions aside, Roy Keane did his best to prove Micah Richards wrong in their Youtube series Driving Home for Christmas.

The Sky Sports pundits are two vastly different characters but when they're put together, they produce some great chemistry.

It was all on show in the first episode of their new Youtube series. Things did get a bit awkward when the topic of Man United was brought up.

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Richards said that he joked about Keane becoming Manchester United's interim manager and the Corkman didn't think it was a joke.

"Let's talk about United. I joked on Sky give it Roy until the end of the season," Richards said. "Why would that be a joke?" Keane responded.

The two then engaged in one of their usual back-and-forths: 


Keane: But you said it was something about me falling out with players. But that's what managers do, you're meant to fall out. I'll ask you a couple of questions here. I'm going to turn it on you. Have you ever been in the dressing room with me? As a player?

Richards: No.

Keane: Have you ever been in the dressing room with me when I've been a manager?

Richards: No.

Keane: So why jump to these conclusions? A manager - you're meant to challenge people. You're meant to fall out with people. Managers do that. You might go, you can't fallout, whatever. Obviously not. But there's no doubt in my mind, I don't mean Man United if I went into a dressing room. I've managed in the Premier League, I worked with Martin O' Neill at international level.

Keane: I have to fight my corner, nobody else is!

Richards: I always fight your corner.

Keane: No ... imagine if Roy blah blah blah. why is that funny?

Richards: The reason why it is funny is because of De Gea and Maguire. That's it, not because of the rest of the team.

Keane: The first thing you'd walk into the club, I'd pull them two I'd go - I've been really critical of the two. Prove me wrong. And that's the end of the conversation, if they get upset with it, go, no problems players are upset all the time. It's not about the players liking the manager. The most important thing is you'd hope the players respect the manager.

Richards: Why are you not getting these opportunities to go to Man United then? That's the bigger question.

Keane: Obviously I'm not going to get the United job.

Richards: Why are you not? Why are you not? This is the whole conversation, why are you not going to get the United job?

Keane: They can't afford me!

Whether it was sarcasm or not, Keane didn't take kindly to Micah Richards' joke attempt. It could prove his desire to return to management sooner rather than later.


For now - we'll enjoy the two pundits wearing Christmas jumpers of themselves and talking about Home Alone. Nice one.

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