Roy Keane hasn’t forgiven Christian Eriksen for a hat-trick he scored in opposition to Eire, regardless that the Dane is now a Manchester United star.
Eriksen, who moved to United on a free switch from Brentford this summer season, put in certainly one of his finest performances up to now for his new membership, serving to safe a 3-1 win over Arsenal.
The 30-year-old had a hand in all three targets with Antony scoring on his debut which was adopted by a Marcus Rashford brace, and Eriksen was later named Sky’s Man of the Match by Gary Neville.
You’d anticipate membership legend Keane to be delighted with such a star exhibiting, however he nonetheless couldn’t resist a jokey dig at one of many males trying to switch him in midfield.
Eriksen joined the Sky Sports activities group after the victory and after some questions from the likes of Gary Neville and Paul Merson, it was Keane’s flip.
“I’ve no inquiries to ask you as a result of I’m nonetheless upset over Dublin while you scored,” he joked. “I’m nonetheless upset with you.
“I believed so,” Eriksen replied. “Good evening out as effectively Dublin.”
“Yeah I guess you probably did!” Keane laughed.
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Keane’s light hearted comment was a reference to a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November 2017 in which Eriksen dumped Ireland out of the tournament in phenomenal circumstances.
The former Tottenham midfielder was in sublime form as he smashed in a trio of clinical finishes to help win the match 5-1 after a 0-0 first leg.
The joke clearly went down well, with Keane probably more in admiration for Eriksen than anything after a stunning display when the two collided in the Irish capital.
Among the broken hearts in Dublin was that of Keane, who was assistant manager to Martin O’Neill at the time and sat on the bench to watch the Eriksen masterclass.
It was certainly a tough night for Keane in one of the biggest games of his career in the dugout, needing a win to help his country qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 16 years.
But he will have undoubtedly been delighted to see Eriksen now putting in similar displays for his United side, securing a midfield that has long struggled since his retirement.
It was United’s fourth league win on the bounce and are now fifth in the table.
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