Roy Keane silenced the Sky Sports studio – and then had it laughing – as he reminded everyone of Manchester United’s past achievements while rating Man City’s chances of winning a third title.
The Red Devils beat City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, which saw Liverpool go 14 points clear of the champions at the top of the Premier League.
The title is very much Liverpool’s to lose, meaning it is highly unlikely that Manchester City will win a third consecutive title.
Only one team has won the Premier League three years on the trot: Manchester United. In fact, the Red Devils pulled off the feat twice; once from 1999 to 2001 and then from 2007 to 2009.
The first time United achieved the feat, Keane was club captain, and he reminded the Sky Sports studio that only great teams are capable of winning three years consecutively.
“City have won it the last couple of years, fantastic,” said Keane on Sky Sports. “But we all know how difficult it is to win three years in a row, not many teams do that.”
The studio failed to respond to the comment at first, with the room staring fixedly at the Manchester United legend.
But moments later Micah Richards burst out laughing, prompting Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp to do the same.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with his side’s performance following their derby day win.
He told Match of the Day: “We will remember this one – we look so dangerous when we get he ball and go forward against arguably the best team in the world.
“They are an unbelievable team and to get a result and defend like we did and create as many chances… we should have been three or four up but for some good goalkeeping. It’s hard to take the ball off them. They can football teams to death but with the pace and threat we have, we look dangerous every time we go forward.
“It does not matter where you win the ball it’s that you are positive when you get it. The team shape was spot on, but individually they had to dig deep against some of the best players in the world. That’s part of the game.”