Jamie Carragher has launched a defence of Roy Keane’s punditry type and insists the previous Manchester United captain is just not the hot-head many take into account him to be.
Keane has made his title as one of the crucial brutal pundits on TV in recent times.
He has come beneath hearth in current days after branding Kyle Walker a ‘automobile crash’ and an ‘fool’ for fouling Sadio Mane and giving freely a penalty in Man City’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.
talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan labelled his feedback ‘pointless‘, while Andros Townsend additionally mentioned he ‘wasn’t stunned’ by his ‘harsh’ phrases.
However Carragher has insisted that Keane is likely one of the finest pundits within the trade and his hard-hitting feedback is what makes him nice at his job.
“The primary time I labored with him was ITV, I’d by no means spoken to him,” the Liverpool legend and Sky pundit advised talkSPORT.
“I went all the way down to breakfast and he was there on his personal, shock! I spoke to him for about an hour and he was sensible.
“You hear tales about characters at completely different golf equipment and also you don’t know what they’re like till they arrive to your membership.
“Roy Keane was one when everybody mentioned he was a hot-head, then he was positive.
“I believe he’s the most effective pundits on the market, he’s the grasp on the one-liner, getting straight to the purpose.
“He’s the grasp with one line. Kills somebody, finishes somebody off. That’s Roy Keane’s type and he’s the perfect at it.
“Once you work with individuals like that it retains you in your toes. You’ve gotten a workforce and everybody brings one thing completely different.
“That’s his type as a pundit and he’s the perfect at it, I like working with him.
“I might like to have a beer with him however he doesn’t drink.
“He got here on the Christmas evening with Sky, he didn’t drink however he was nonetheless there, he didn’t shun what was occurring.
“He’s a workforce man and he obtained concerned.”