Roy Keane BOOED by Liverpool fans as he comes on for Man Utd legends before hardman shrugs off captain’s armband offer

ROY KEANE was hilariously booed by the Anfield crowd after returning for Manchester United in a legends’ charity match against Liverpool.

The former Red Devil, 51, came on with Dennis Irwin in the 75th minute of the charity game on Merseyside.


Roy Keane pulled on a Man Utd shirt again at Anfield on Saturday afternoonCredit: Getty
Keane came on in the 75th minute of the legends' charity match


Keane came on in the 75th minute of the legends’ charity matchCredit: Getty

And he was greeted by a chorus of boos from the Liverpool fans as they gave the Man Utd icon a typically hostile reception.

Keane played alongside fellow Old Trafford legends including Jaap Stam, Darren Fletcher, Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov.

And Ronnie Johnsen came over to hand Keane the captain’s armband when he was subbed on.

But the seven-time Premier League winner modestly refused.

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The score was 1-1 at the time of Keane’s introduction as Berbatov’s strike was cancelled out by Mark Gonzalez.

But Florent Sinama-Pongolle found the winner with eight minutes remaining to hand Liverpool victory on the day.

And it also gave them a 5-3 win on aggregate following the Reds legends’ 3-1 triumph in the first leg at Old Trafford back in May.

Keane’s decision to take part in the match comes just one month after he admitted his fitness levels are “embarrassing”.


Dimitar Berbatov scored the opener but United lost 2-1 to their old rivals


Dimitar Berbatov scored the opener but United lost 2-1 to their old rivalsCredit: Getty

Speaking to Off The Ball in August, he said: “I’m not fit. I’m far from fit. My fitness levels are actually very, very embarrassing.

“Just because I’ve not put on loads of weight doesn’t mean to say I’m fit. I wouldn’t really be able to do any running.

“Put it this way, I’ve been invited a number of times over the last few years to play legends games or whatever you want to call it.

“I’d find it really difficult because I wouldn’t be able to get around. Too many injury problems.

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“I try to have a decent diet and I’m obviously weary about putting on too much weight.

“But I certainly wouldn’t be fit enough to go on any sort of run. I do a small bit of cycling but even that – I’m not exactly Sean Kelly.”

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