Keane disputes Micah Richards' claim that he 'burst onto the scene'
Roy Keane disputes Micah Richards’ claim that he ‘burst onto the scene’ as pair have amusing exchange ahead of Manchester derby
- Manchester United host Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday
- Roy Keane and Micah Richards were part of Sky’s punditry team for the game
- Micah Richards compared the emergence of Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour to his own
Roy Keane and Micah Richards were involved in an amusing exchange during Sky’s build-up to Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.
Manchester United legend Keane took issue with Richards’ claim that he ‘burst onto the scene’ in the early stages of his career.
Richards had been discussing the emergence of young Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour, comparing the 18-year-old’s sudden rise to his own.
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Roy Keane (L) and Micah Richards (R) were involved in an amusing exchange on Sky Sports
‘I burst on to the scene didn’t I and I was going to be the next best thing,’ he said. ‘And yeah I won a Premier League which is the best thing you can ever do. I won the FA Cup and I got to play for a team that I loved, but I underachieved.
Keane attempted to take him down a peg in response, and asked: ‘Did you burst onto the scene?’
Richards saw the funny side before responding: ‘Do you not remember my header against [Aston] Villa? Do you not remember that?’
‘Very few defenders burst onto the scene,’ Keane replied, much to the amusement of fellow pundits Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville.
Keane (L) took issue with Richards’ claim that he ‘burst onto the scene’ early on in his career
Richards wasn’t going to let it slide, saying: ‘Hold on, I played for England at 18, youngest ever defender to play for England.
‘I would say that’s bursting onto the scene.’
Richards spent 10 years at Manchester City, scoring six goals in 179 appearances before spending the final four years of his career with Aston Villa. He won 13 caps for England.
Richards became the youngest ever defender to play for England when he faced Holland
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