Rock legend and Celtic fan Sir Rod Stewart is suing Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane for being a ‘bully’
Sir Rod Stewart has mauled Sky Sports pundit and former Celtic midfielder Roy Keane for being an airborne ‘bully’ after his blazing feud with Jamie Carragher last weekend.
Keane and Carragher were involved in a screaming match on Sky Sports service after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Sunday, with the pair debating Cristiano Ronaldo’s role in the Red Devils squad after appearing on the pitch over the weekend. couch sat.
Rock legend Stewart revealed that he saw the live feud on TV and that the lifelong Celtic fan lashed out at former Bhoys midfielder Keane for being ‘way too aggressive’ to make his point.
Sir Rod Stewart (left) lashes out at Roy Keane (right) for being a ‘bully’ as a Sky Sports pundit
Keane (left) was involved in a furious feud with Jamie Carragher (right) live on air last week
“I think Roy can be a bit of a bully at times,” Sir Rod . said talkSPORT on Wednesday. “I admired him as a player, but he is a bit of a bully.
“I think there is a way to express your opinion and (then) there is a way to express your opinion and he is way too aggressive.
“He was an elite player, but do you think he could be a good manager with that approach?”
Keane, who made 13 appearances for Celtic in the 2005-06 season before hanging up his boots, had a managerial career, taking charge of Sunderland in the Premier League and Ipswich in the second division before taking on assistant roles in the Republic of Ireland. Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.
Keane (above) played 13 times for Sir Rod’s boys’ club Celtic during the 2005-06 season
The 50-year-old pundit reminded supporters of his time as a coach on the same Sky Sports channel on Sunday, when he responded to talk about possibly taking over as interim coach of former club Manchester United.
Keane said, ‘They (United) would never call me. That would never happen.
“I would have no problem going into the locker room and taking control of any locker room. I’ve managed in the Premier League, I don’t think that would have been a problem for me.
“People often forget that I’ve done it before and that I did well in the Premier League with Sunderland.”
Sir Rod said Keane’s (above) temperament wouldn’t make him an elite manager in football
But it was Keane’s feud with Carragher after Manchester United’s most recent match that dominated the headlines and went viral on social media.
The argument started when Carragher said: “Ronaldo is not the player he was, he is clearly still performing in terms of goals. But it shouldn’t be such a big story. Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t start every game or come out sometimes.
In response, Keane said: “Not every game Jamie, but this is Chelsea, this is a big game for Manchester United. I forgive it in Champions League group matches if you think you can get through, I understand.
“But Ronaldo, if you run into him in the parking lot, you see a man who has won everything in the game, he has come back to lift the club that he obviously wants to play in these games.”
Keane and Carragher rowed on Sunday about the (above) role of Cristiano Ronaldo at Man United
It was at this point that both pundits started talking at the same time as Carragher said ‘that’s the case for every player’.
Keane replied: ‘They are not all world class, he has played 800 games in his career. If you look at Manchester United today and they are poor, you still think that if the ball falls on anyone in world football, even at the age of 36, it is Ronaldo.
“It’s not like he’s back at the club and he’s not back up to speed and he’s looking away, he’s looking at it, he looks interested. This idea that he’s being blamed for the high pressure.
“He hasn’t been under pressure for four to six years. Ronaldo is not going to solve United’s problems, but you are not going to bring Ronaldo back to Man United to sit on the bench. Of course he won’t start every game, but this is Chelsea where you can have a counterattack and get one or two balls into the penalty area.”
Carragher added: ‘Why did Man United sign Cristiano Ronaldo? They signed him to prevent him from going to Man City. There was no plan to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.”
Keane hit back: “He would always play, he didn’t come back to Man United to avoid going to Man City, but to sit on the bench.
Carragher (right) said Ronaldo’s omission from the team at age 36 shouldn’t be ‘big news’
“I didn’t say that,” Carragher replied. “I mean, can’t a Manchester United manager put him on the bench?
“Of course he is,” Keane said. He added: “His stats since he came back to Man United are good. What is the game about? Goals.’
Carragher then asked Keane: ‘Are Man United closer to winning the league?’ before Keane replied, ‘Goals are what the game is all about, Ian Rush, what did he do? Making goals.’
Keane then said that while the Liverpool legend was “busy”, he was not “scoring as many goals” as Ronaldo.
Comparing Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s situations, Carragher said: “I don’t criticize Ronaldo as a player. He is a phenomenon. I said it halfway through the week with Messi.
PSG signed Messi, United signed Ronaldo. Two of the greatest players of all time.
Carragher made comparisons of Ronaldo’s situation to Lionel Messi (above) at PSG
Are United closer to the league title than last season? New. Is PSG closer to the Champions League? New. You talk about goalscorers, you bring your own contribution to the team, but it’s a team game.’
Keane hit back that Ronaldo was never brought back to United to win titles. After a further exchange with Carragher, he added: ‘It’s the FA Cup and competing in the Champions League. They have to go to the next round of the Champions League, how much is that worth to the club? If you look at the business side, the Glazers, the stock price, that’s what he came back for. Second is not good.’
Carragher replied: “If you sign Ronaldo at 36, it’s not to win in four years. If you draw someone on 36 or 37, it’s now to win. If you capture Varane, a four-time Champions League winner, now a World Cup winner. Are they closer to winning yet?’
The pair continued their screaming match with Keane, declaring that Ronaldo is at the club to help them win trophies and that they are “not going to win the league” in the next two to three years.