Over the years, Roy Keane has built himself a reputation for being a tough talking hardman. He showed glimpses of this while answering a reporter on Friday.
The Ireland assistant manager was answering questions ahead of Ireland’s World Cup qualification game against Serbia, which will be played on Monday.
The reporter tried to bait Keane into commenting on McCarthy’s situation at Everton by asking him whether he has any advice for the Irish midfielder, who seems to have fallen out of favour with newly appointed manager Ronald Koeman.
Keane didn’t take the reporter’s questions kindly, and launched an attack.
Keane replied: “I don’t know if that’s true or not. Did he not start against West Brom? If you know something more than me? Did he start against West Brom?
“And he was injured for the game against Stoke. So if that’s a manager’s plans, then what about all the other players who started against West Brom?”
The reporter replied by saying the player was linked with a move away from the club.
Keane hit back: “Everyone gets linked with stuff. Just do your homework. Obviously they’ve kept him on. They’ve not sold him have they? So maybe their manager does like him… Nonsense.”
After being torn apart by Keane, the reporter will surely think twice before asking these kinds of questions again.