Video: Roy Keane slammed for savage half-time attack by ex-Republic of Ireland star

Ex-Manchester United hard-man Roy Keane went viral last night after he launched a savage half-time attack on two United players, admitting that he would have punched goalkeeper David de Gea.

The Irishman, who is a regular Sky Sports pundit, didn’t hold back in his half-time analysis.

Keane, renowned for his outspoken and often outrageous opinions marked United’s first game back in the league by declaring keeper De Gea was ‘the most overrated goalkeeper’ he’d ever seen and admitted that if he was his team-mate, he’d have punched him.

Keane’s unorthodox approach to punditry has now come under fire from ex-Republic of Ireland player and talkSPORT guest, Tony Cascarino.

Cascarino has claimed that Keane’s fiery temper is the exact reason why he did not go on to become a successful manager.

Speaking to talkSPORT’s Weekend Sport Breakfast Show, the ex-striker said: “Now you know why it wasn’t easy for him to get back into management, because when he talks about going for people and players, throwing punches, you cannot talk like that.

“Patrice Evra is laughing next to him, and Keane hasn’t realised there are a number of people within that game who are mocking him because of his behaviour and how he’s speaking.

“The way he spoke about Harry Maguire… you lose dressing rooms by talking like that.

“If you have a problem with someone and they don’t perform in the way you want them to, like De Gea and Maguire, you leave them out, you just drop them.

“You don’t have to go for them personally, you don’t have to have all that anger towards them, you just make a decision with the team selection.

“But, like we saw last night, Keane just goes after someone and takes it to a new level.

“And, I’m sorry, but there’s no a place for that in football.

“Other managers will be looking at that and thinking: ‘No, you can’t be doing that anymore Roy, you just can’t.”

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