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Diego Costa is a balloon, says Roy Keane

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If there is anything that Roy Keane is famous for aside from his industrious performances in the middle of the pitch, it is his no-nonsense approach to football punditry.

The former Manchester United captain was at his scathing best when he was asked about Chelsea’s wantaway striker Diego Costa on ITV.

Roy Keane pricetags former Manchester United teammates in today’s transfer market

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Manchester United legend and former midfielder Roy Keane has claimed that his ex-Red Devils teammate Ryan Giggs would be worth £2 billion in today’s ‘mind-boggling’ transfer market.

The market peaked with Brazilian star Neymar’s record breaking £198 million move to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer, but the Republic of Ireland assistant manager revealed his concern over some of the transfer deal figures for bare ‘average’ players.

Roy Keane slams ‘mind-boggling’ football transfer frenzy

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London (AFP) – Former Manchester United star Roy Keane has slammed the “mind-boggling” spending of clubs paying huge fees for “average” players in a historically frenzied transfer window.

Keane, who now works as assistant to Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill, has been shocked by some of the sums paid by Europe’s top clubs since the end of last season.

Roy Keane slams ‘mind-boggling’ football transfer frenzy

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London (AFP) – Former Manchester United star Roy Keane has slammed the “mind-boggling” spending of clubs paying huge fees for “average” players in a historically frenzied transfer window.

Keane, who now works as assistant to Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill, has been shocked by some of the sums paid by Europe’s top clubs since the end of last season.

Keane: I enjoyed every minute at United

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Many Manchester United fans would claim that Roy Keane is the greatest captain the club has ever had. His end to the time at the club left a sour taste in the mouth but his name is still sung regularly at Old Trafford, reflecting how fondly the fans felt and still feel towards him.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader, Keane has spoken about his time at United and his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Keane reveals the real reason behind him leaving United

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Roy Keane left Manchester United in November 2005 after airing his frustrations over our performance in the 4-1 defeat away to Middlesbrough. Keane didn't bite his tongue when going through the players and highlighting their mistakes. He criticised Edwin Van der Sar for letting in Gaizka Mendieta's attempt, claiming it was "saveable".

‘It’s Nothing Short Of Embarrassing’ – Roy Keane Shares Thoughts On Jose Mourinho’s First Season With Man Utd

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If you can fathom such a thing, Roy Keane has delivered a terse, negative assessment of Jose Mourinho's first season in charge of Manchester United.

With United sixth in the Premier League, some 19 points behind champions-elect Chelsea and almost solely reliant on winning the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League next year, Keane has written off Mourinho's debut campaign as "nothing short of embarrassing.

Spurs star loves United legends

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Eric Dier is fans' favourite at Tottenham Hotspur but has revealed that his favourite players all represented Manchester United.

From Roy Keane, to Nemanja Vidic, to Rio Ferdinand, Dier was a big fan of United's key players over the years.

In fact, Dier chose his shirt number at Spurs because of his liking of United's former captain, Vidic.

Ibrahimovic keeps Man Utd waiting

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Paris (AFP) Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Sunday said Manchester United fans will have to wait a little longer before finding out if he will be at Old Trafford next season.

"For me in Manchester, there is nothing to say. I feel happy for the moment what future there will be you will see soon," Ibrahimovic, who is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain, told a press conference ahead of Sweden's Euro 2016 clash with the Republic of Ireland on Monday.

Ibrahimovic keeps Man Utd waiting

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Paris (AFP) Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Sunday said Manchester United fans will have to wait a little longer before finding out if he will be at Old Trafford next season.

"For me in Manchester, there is nothing to say. I feel happy for the moment what future there will be you will see soon," Ibrahimovic, who is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain, told a press conference ahead of Sweden's Euro 2016 clash with the Republic of Ireland on Monday.

Manchester United should sign Ibrahimovic, says club legend Roy Keane

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Manchester United legend and former midfielder Roy Keane has insisted that Swedish centre forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic can be a great signing for the Red Devils this summer.

Ibrahimovic has already confirmed his departure from Paris Saint-Germain is expected to join Man United after concluding his national team’s participation in the Euro 2016 in France.

Roy Keane: Jose Mourinho ‘irritating’ but the right man for Manchester United

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Roy Keane: Jose Mourinho ‘irritating' but the right man for Manchester United

Roy Keane believes that Jose Mourinho is the right man to lead Manchester United, although he did label the Portuguese as "irritating."

Mourinho was named as Louis van Gaal's successor at Man United on Friday, a decision which divided those associated with the club.

The Next King of Scotland? Assessing 8 candidates to be the next Celtic manager

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United play like a ‘bunch of strangers put together’

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Roy Keane admitted being saddened by Manchester United's current demise and claimed the players aren't coping with the pressure that comes with playing for the club.

United were knocked out of the Europa League by Liverpool on Thursday night, yet another blow in what has become a dismal season for Louis Van Gaal's side and Keane said United's fall from grace was astonishing.

“I’d walk to Manchester for the United job!”

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For years, Manchester United fans were desperate to see Gennaro Gattuso sign for our club. Having lost Roy Keane, this fiery Italian seen liked a perfect replacement.

As it is, we've never replaced Keane, and Gattuso spent 13 years at AC Milan, before joining Swiss side Sion when he was released.

DANIEL TAYLOR ON… The truth about Fergie’s ‘hairdryer’, Roy Keane crying and Moyes’ fear of Old Trafford,

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To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Daniel Taylor, Chief football writer for The Guardian, who has just won journalist of the year and brought out the excellent book I Believe In Miracles, has shared some memories from the past decade from reporting on United.

Keane: I can’t understand why United fans were booing

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Despite poor form for months, with Manchester United playing dreadfully boring football, the fans stuck behind the team. However, the 1-0 home defeat against Southampton was the straw that broke the camels back, with the boos ringing around the stadium at full-time.

In the three games that have followed, United have played much more attack-minded football, but Roy Keane has been critical of the supporters who booed.

GNev becomes 29th former Fergie player to become a manager

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Gary Neville has become 29th former Manchester United player to play for Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager.

Viv Anderson, Michael Appleton, Henning Berg, Clayton Blackmore, Laurent Blanc, Steve Bruce, Chris Casper, Peter Davenport, Simon Davies, Darren Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, David Healy, Gabriel Heinze, Mark Hughes, Paul Ince, Andrei Kanchelskis, Roy Keane, Henrik Larsson, Gary Neville, Paul Parker, Mike Phelan, Bryan Robson, Mark Robins, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Stapleton, Gordon Strachan, Chris Turner, Neil Webb.

Roy Keane faces WWE ‘battering’ after slamming Man Utd skipper Wayne Rooney

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Keane blasts “awful” Rooney

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Roy Keane has branded Wayne Rooney as "awful" and said the Manchester United striker should take a long look at himself after his side failed to score against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night.

United's 0-0 draw against the Dutch champions has seriously jeopardised their chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League as they will need to beat Wolfsburg away in their final group game in two weeks to go through, as PSV are expected to beat CSKA Moscow at home.

‘Rockmount,’ the short-film about Roy Keane’s youth career is a must-see

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Rockmount is a brilliant short film about Roy Keane's youth career in Ireland and how he starts out on the road to success that led him to Manchester United and his national team.

The 11-year-old Roy Keane, played by actor Craig Keane Harrington, started his career at Rockmount, the club in Cork that helped him on his way to a professional career with Nottingham Forest and Brian Clough.

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Hot Air: Roy Keane Thinks Diego Costa Is A ‘Balloon’ And Chelsea Should Get Rid Of Him ASAP

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Roy Keane has bestowed us with his definitive assessment of Diego Costa as the impasse between the striker and his current employers, Chelsea, continues to rumble on into a third month.

Costa is currently refusing to return to the club after being informed (via text message) that he was surplus to requirements by manager Antonio Conte after finishing as top goalscorer in the Blues' title-winning 2016/17 season.

When Irish Eyes Are Crying: Roy Keane Gets Tearful As Boys In Green Secure Memorable Win v Italy (Video)

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A magnificent performance from the Republic of Ireland against Italy on Wednesday night saw the Boys in Green book their place in the last 16, courtesy of a creditable four point from a nightmare Group E.

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With Italy already through, manager Antonio Conte made eight changes to his starting line-up, but the Irish still produced a superb, forward-thinking display which deserved the win.

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No special plan to stop Bale: Keane

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Dublin (AFP) – Ireland have no special plan to nullify Welsh superstar Gareth Bale in Friday’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier because it would never work anyway, assistant manager Roy Keane said.

Keane, himself a standout if different type of player to Bale when he played for Manchester United and Ireland, said many teams had tried - and failed - to stop the Wales and Real Madrid forward.

No special plan to stop Bale: Keane

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Dublin (AFP) – Ireland have no special plan to nullify Welsh superstar Gareth Bale in Friday’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier because it would never work anyway, assistant manager Roy Keane said.

Keane, himself a standout if different type of player to Bale when he played for Manchester United and Ireland, said many teams had tried - and failed - to stop the Wales and Real Madrid forward.

O’Neill and Keane to lead Ireland into 2018 World Cup qualifiers

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Dublin (AFP) Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane have extended their contracts by two years in a move that will see them lead the team into a qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.

The duo, together with backroom staff Steve Guppy, Seamus McDonagh and Steve Walford, will remain in post after guiding the Republic to the Euro 2016 finals in France.

O’Neill and Keane to lead Ireland into 2018 World Cup qualifiers

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Dublin (AFP) Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane have extended their contracts by two years in a move that will see them lead the team into a qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.

The duo, together with backroom staff Steve Guppy, Seamus McDonagh and Steve Walford, will remain in post after guiding the Republic to the Euro 2016 finals in France.

Keane, McCarthy included in Ireland Euro 2016 squad

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Cork (Ireland) (AFP) The Republic of Ireland's record goalscorer Robbie Keane made the final 23-man squad for the Euro 2016 named by manager Martin O'Neill on Tuesday after the team's 2-1 friendly defeat to Belarus in Cork.

The LA Galaxy striker's place appeared to be under threat after suffering a calf problem, but he was named alongside fellow forwards Shane Long and Daryl Murphy.

Keane, McCarthy included in Ireland Euro 2016 squad

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Cork (Ireland) (AFP) The Republic of Ireland's record goalscorer Robbie Keane made the final 23-man squad for the Euro 2016 named by manager Martin O'Neill on Tuesday after the team's 2-1 friendly defeat to Belarus in Cork.

The LA Galaxy striker's place appeared to be under threat after suffering a calf problem, but he was named alongside fellow forwards Shane Long and Daryl Murphy.

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“Get him out the door” – Roy Keane slams Arsenal star

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‘When You See Gibbs With The Armband, You Know You’re In Trouble’ – Roy Keane Sums Up Arsenal’s Champions League Shortcomings In Brilliantly Blunt Fashion

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In case you're wondering what all the screamingis about, Arsenal lost a football match last night. It was quite an important match and they lost fairlyheavily.

Some have taken Bayern Munich's 5-1 nobbling of the Gunners to be a sure signofthe impending apocalypse, some are viewingit as a harbinger of the Ozymandian demise of Arsene Wenger's empire and some, perhaps naively, are simply taking it as a thoroughly embarrassing football result.

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Keane slams players over Belarus performance

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Cork (Ireland) (AFP) Roy Keane said on Wednesday he felt like killing some of the Republic of Ireland players who played in Tuesday's Euro 2016 warm-up defeat by Belarus.

However, the plain-speaking 44-year-old assistant coach who infamously was sent home before the 2002 World Cup finals after a blazing row with then-coach Mick McCarthy told Irish media he had calmed down a bit the morning after the 2-1 loss.

Keane slams players over Belarus performance

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Cork (Ireland) (AFP) Roy Keane said on Wednesday he felt like killing some of the Republic of Ireland players who played in Tuesday's Euro 2016 warm-up defeat by Belarus.

However, the plain-speaking 44-year-old assistant coach who infamously was sent home before the 2002 World Cup finals after a blazing row with then-coach Mick McCarthy told Irish media he had calmed down a bit the morning after the 2-1 loss.

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OPINION: What do you think of Roy Keane's views on Eden Hazard?

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Roy Keane is making headlines once again with his outspoken view, this time on Eden Hazard. I just wanted to gauge the opinions of Chelsea fans reading this post as to whether you agree or not.

Eden Hazard hasn't been anything like the player he became last season which can be said of plenty of the Chelsea players, but Eden Hazard was a vital part of our success with his performances, his goals but most importantly his influence.

Chelsea: Roy Keane Reveals Just How He’d Deal With ‘Spoilt Child’ Eden Hazard – No Prizes For Guessing…

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Roy Keane has revealed the precise manner in which he'd deal with Eden Hazard were he playing alongside him at Chelsea, and it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anybody familiar with the former Manchester United midfielder's ways and means.

Keane went in hard on Hazard while discussing his questionable commitment to the cause this after the Belgian winger had openly stated he'd be keen on a move to PSG the very day before his current club took on the French giants in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

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Where have all the personalities in English football gone?

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One of the most enjoyable things about listening to former players and managers talk is the stories about characters they've worked with in years gone by.

The quirks of iconic coaches such as Bob Paisley, Brian Clough, Bill Shankly and Sir Alex Ferguson, and perhaps how players like Paul Gascoigne, George Best, Roy Keane, Vinnie Jones et al were around the dressing room.

Where have all the personalities in English football gone?

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One of the most enjoyable things about listening to former players and managers talk is the stories about characters they've worked with in years gone by.

The quirks of iconic coaches such as Bob Paisley, Brian Clough, Bill Shankly and Sir Alex Ferguson, and perhaps how players like Paul Gascoigne, George Best, Roy Keane, Vinnie Jones et al were around the dressing room.

The Rest

Heinze: Idol of Manchester knocked me out in the dressing room

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Gabriel Heinze has given an interview on Argentinian television claiming that Roy Keane once knocked him unconscious in the dressing room on the back of a defeat.

We lost a game and I went in the dressing room first and Roy Keane was second. I liked to go first after the game; I didn't want to speak to anyone as we lost.

Euro 2016: Roy Keane Floors Ireland Coach With Devastatingly Simple Training Ground Prank (Video)

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While not a name you'd immediately associate with japery and/or basic human happiness, Roy Keane still demonstrated that he's as up for the craic of anybody with a classic training ground wheeze earlier in the week.

With fellow Republic of Ireland coachSeamus McDonagh lining up a shot, Keane hit him with a timeless schoolboy prank that left poor old Seamus on his arse and everybody else in hysterics.

TOP FIVE Moments of Glorious Nostalgia for Manchester United Fans of a Certain age

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Normally here at TOP FIVE Towers we take our responsibilities very seriously. We pick a theme and stick to it, occasionally tweaking it to serve our purposes, but generally being committed to the core principle of the listicle.

Not this month. This month it's different. United are rubbish and are drowning in a sea of negativity and overly positionally disciplined football—except against Wolfsburg when that discipline might have come in handy.