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Roy Keane winds up Liverpool fans after being heavily booed in Legends match

Roy Keane winds up Liverpool fans after being heavily booed in a surprise appearance during Saturday afternoon’s Legends match at Anfield.

Keane’s introduction in Manchester United’s ‘Legends of the North’ charity game with Liverpool was greeted with loud boos from home supporters.

United fans, who were following the coverage, saw Keane back in his boots and got got their wish, and although the 51-year-old could not change the course of the match, he seemed to love being jeered.

The United icon was announced as a visiting squad member shortly before kick off, which ended 2-1 to the hosts following their 3-1 win at Old Trafford in May.

He replaced Darron Gibson on 75 minutes to a chorus of boos, however just stay on the pitch for very long, lasting just 15 minutes – admitting last month that he wasn’t fit enough.

Speaking to Off The Ball in August, he said: “I’m not fit. I’m far from fit. My fitness levels are actually very, very embarrassing.

“Just because I’ve not put on loads of weight doesn’t mean to say I’m fit. I wouldn’t really be able to do any running.

“Put it this way, I’ve been invited a number of times over the last few years to play legends games or whatever you want to call it.

“I’d find it really difficult because I wouldn’t be able to get around. Too many injury problems.

“I try to have a decent diet and I’m obviously weary about putting on too much weight.

“But I certainly wouldn’t be fit enough to go on any sort of run. I do a small bit of cycling but even that – I’m not exactly Sean Kelly.”

He also said he could handle a few boos, adding he’s used to it when turning up at various grounds.

The former Manchester United skipper went full-on classic Keano after turning down the chance to wear the captain’s armband for the final time.

To mark the moment, United legend Ronny Johnsen jogged over to the Irishman to hand him the captain’s armband, but Keane told him to do one. He shoved his former team-mate away before wryly shrugging his shoulders as if to say, ‘well, what did you expect?’ with a commentator on LFCTV saying “is that the most Roy Keane thing ever?”.

Man Utd legends took the lead when Dimitar Berbatov found the top corner on seven minutes. But second-half strikes from Mark Gonzalez and Florent Sinama Pongolle made it back-to-back defeats against Liverpool for the United Legends.

A whole host of former players were on display, including Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia and Jaap Stam. Liverpool, meanwhile, fielded the likes of Xabi Alonso, Martin Skrtel and Robbie Keane. You can check out the highlights below…

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Fans gave their reaction as Roy Keane winds up Liverpool fans after being heavily booed in the Legends match…

@theflyinscott: Exactly what he would have wanted 👍

@kevintoconnor: If Keane wasn’t such a thorn in their sides the Liverpool fans would have politely applauded him. For Keane, being booed is absolute music to his ears.

@Lemaire_BL: What a sight

@roger_gardner: Looks more terrifying

@James_Hall92: Can’t believe he ditched the iconic Diadora boots.

@scottyconners: No shinnies for Keano

@JayK0165: Not a shin pad to be seen on roy what a man

@agage6: Still do a better job than Fred!

@elysiumPeritus: Cameo against CITY so he can come for another Haaland’s leg?!

@GarethArdern1: Still wraps his laces under his classic Adidas boots too. Fucking legend.

@UTB1972: Well in Keano for turning out 👏🧣

@B1gDanny7: Keano a true legend still love watching him pal never changed lol

@BenRuss32585296: Would love to see him back in his prime again sorting out our team.

@thecanadiankop: Roy Keane getting an earful is some fun Saturday matinee stuff

@alan_sithole: It was great seeing Roy Keane in a Man Utd shirt once again, Skipper can’t run though 😃 Was so looking forward to seeing Paul Scholes 😒 Plenty names I don’t know there but I realised Irwin still has it. #MuFC

@JAMES77458423: Anfield loves Roy Keane 🤣

Roy Keane comes on.
Ronny Johnson offers him the armband.
Roy Keane: ‘Fuck off!’…he’s back! 😂

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