Roy Keane has final say on Virgil van Dijk feud after Liverpool star hit back

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has given his final word on the feud with Liverpool skipper Virgil van Dijk. The pair have been embroiled in a slanging match since the goalless draw at Anfield on Sunday.

Keane was not happy with Van Dijk’s comments about his old club United following the game. The Dutchman said the Red Devils were “buzzing” to leave Merseyside with a point.

Keane said Van Dijk showed “arrogance” in his interview and told him to focus on his own team. Van Dijk has since hit back, insisting he is a fan of Keane’s punditry but he was in no way arrogant.

The defender said: “I like Roy Keane, if he said that then it’s fine. He is Man United throughout and I understand he could react like that but I felt what I said and there is absolutely no arrogance in that.

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“Everyone who watched the game probably felt the same. We move on. We had the opportunity and we couldn’t score and that’s the frustrating part.”

Keane has now given his final verdict on the saga. He insists every team has a right to play how they want and it is not something that should be commented on by an opposition player.

Speaking on the Stick to Football podcast, Keane said: “I saw Crystal Palace go to Manchester City – Crystal Palace are no Manchester United, and you should see the way they were set up, and we all praised Roy Hodgson and they managed to get a draw. I didn’t see anyone from City criticising Crystal Palace.

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“The fact they scored in the game might be slightly different, but I think when you’re going into certain games, survival is the name of the game – United will take the point. I didn’t see United after the game having over the top celebrations as if they were delighted to get away with a point – they would’ve taken it before the game.

“He [Van Dijk] is entitled to his opinion as well, he’s entitled to maybe get something wrong. I’ve said things after games when I was at United and thought that it was a bit over the top, but that was generally against my own team.

“I don’t think ever in my career I criticised a team for the way they played, because every team must find [something] different. You have to admire that’s part of the game as well.”

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