Arsenal fans have been reacting to comments made by Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane before Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Monday.
The former Red Devils’ midfielder admitted that there were talks of Arsenal legend Patrick Viera joining up with Keane at United, who went on to claim that the Frenchman would have had to settle as a squad player.
Keane, who had a well-documented rivalry with Viera, played 464 times for the Red Devils and scored 50 goals during a tenure that spanned over 13 years.
“There was talk about Patrick, but I don’t think [Patrick] would have got in the United team. He would have been a squad player”, said Keane. “I don’t think he would have been satisfied with that”.
“He would have had to be a squad player and I don’t think he’d have been satisfied with that!”
Roy Keane admits there was talk of Patrick Viera joining Manchester United but isn’t convinced the Frenchman would have got into Manchester United’s team! ??
What do you think? ? pic.twitter.com/ZOLF2Sg2Nf
— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) September 30, 2019
Gunners’ fans were not happy with the comments that the former Ireland international made, with one fan saying that Viera was one of the greats to have played in the Premier League.
Here you will find some of the best reactions from Arsenal fans:
— Danial (@ARSENALHOLlC) September 30, 2019
Well that’s his opinion, Viera was one of the greats to have played in the Epl
— Joseph Gobel (@joseph_gobel) September 30, 2019
was better than keane
— Stuart Hodge (@StuartHodge) September 30, 2019
Lol Vieira was far better than Roy ??
— David Pilo (@pi14s) September 30, 2019
Still talking rubbish.
— WhereIsTheTruth ?? (@pholyfizzie) September 30, 2019
Roy has his own agenda there.
— Sharon latham (@Sharonlatham14) September 30, 2019
Aha like prime Viera wouldnt instantly push Keane out of the team.
— Húrin (@AureEntuluvaaa) September 30, 2019
Says the man who walked out on @FAIreland ?? before the 2002 @FIFAWorldCup.
Vieira won the @FIFAWorldCup with France ?? in 1998.
He did what Keane NEVER did – winning the biggest honour of the game.
Yeah, keep on taking the funny meds, Roy.
— Trevor Holohan (@HolohanTrevor) September 30, 2019