Soccer

Roy Keane "tore Gary Neville's punditry to bits" - John Giles

Raf Diallo
Raf Diallo

08:08 25 Apr 2019

John Giles has backed Roy Keane's views on the Manchester United performance last night over Gary Neville's assessment.

Former Man United team-mates Keane and Neville were part of Sky Sports' punditry team at Old Trafford as Manchester City claimed a 2-0 derby win.

In typical Keane fashion, the former captain did not hold back in his view of the Man United players.

Among other things, the ex-Ireland midfielder said there were "too many bluffers at this club".

Neville, on the other hand, was less hard-hitting in his view of the players' efforts.

Leeds and Ireland legend John Giles joined us on Off The Ball and he agreed with Keane's punditry.

"Nonsense"

"What Roy Keane was alluding to was the things that he did when he was a player," he said.

"I thought Keane was brilliant last night in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits.

"What Neville was saying didn't make sense to me. Neville made a case that the way City play, they tire out [opponents]. Well, that's nonsense to be quite honest. I think it's nonsense. You don't get tired with half an hour or more to go."

Expanding on Fred, John also added: "You don't make excuses for players not having it in them. What he didn't have in him was an effort to run back. That's a given as a player."

"The fact is Fred messed up because he was lazy and not doing what he should be doing," he said.

Giles also touched on Keane's criticism of Paul Pogba and how the Cork man would end up being frustrated if he was his manager.

"If Keane was managing Pogba, he'd never sleep," he said.

He also didn't favour Neville's pre-match interview with Man United manager and ex-team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

"Again, with Gary Neville, he shouldn't be doing that interview with Solskjaer," he said.

"He wasn't asking him hard questions. It was a bit of a laugh and a bit of a joke. He's a pundit."

Watch the full chat with John above.

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

Football Fred Gary Neville John Giles Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Off The Ball Paul Pogba Premier League Roy Keane

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

OTB

OTB

Up next

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-09:30 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

09:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Off The Bench

Off The Bench

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Newsround

LIVE: Newsround

07:00 PM-07:30 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:30 PM-08:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Leaders Questions with Stuart Lancaster

Repeat: Leaders Questions with Stuart Lancaster

10:00 PM-11:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

11:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on