“1 Title in 30 Odd Years” – Roy Keane Blasts Virgil Van Dijk Over Manchester United Diss After Liverpool Draw

Published 12/17/2023, 2:21 PM EST

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The recent Liverpool vs Manchester United match may have ended in a goalless draw, but it certainly did not lack drama. Following the match, Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk took a dig at the Red Devils. This, however, hasn’t sat well with Manchester United legend Roy Keane.

Van Dijk’s jibe came after a frustrating draw for Liverpool, where he claimed that his team was the superior one and criticized United for not playing to win. Roy Keane, known for his no-nonsense attitude, called out the center-back’s ‘arrogance’.

Roy Keane slams Van Dijk for disrespectful taunts


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Following Van Dijk’s comments, Roy Keane sharply criticized the Dutch defender during his appearance on Sky Sports. “A lot of arrogance coming out of him,” the 52-year-old said after the match. He further reminded the 32-year-old that “he is playing for a club that has one title in 30 odd years.” 

Roy Keane then gave the Dutch defender a reality check by pointing out, “Man United are in a difficult place. Like Liverpool were in a difficult place for many years.” The former midfielder further added, “So maybe that bit of arrogance backfired on him today.”


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In response to Van Dijk’s statement, he added, “He said Man United were buzzing and one team came to play. Yeah, I’ve come to Anfield many times with Manchester United where Liverpool were in a tough place and were happy with a draw.” Undoubtedly, emotions are running deep in the aftermath of the match. Nevertheless, this drama between Roy Keane and Van Dijk isn’t the sole highlight of the event. The match itself proved to be historic.

How Manchester United vs Liverpool became historic


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The scoreless affair of Manchester United vs Liverpool proved to be a frustrating loss for The Reds. They became the first team since the 2017/18 season to have a record 34 shots without scoring. Moreover, their draw puts them in second place in the Premier League table with Arsenal one point ahead.

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On the other hand, Manchester United achieved two milestones in this match – they were the first team this season to avoid defeat at Anfield and also prevented Liverpool from finding the back of the net. Despite these achievements, ManU is currently in seventh place in the league standings. Nevertheless, it proved to be a memorable match.


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Saransh Chauhan


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My name is Saransh Chauhan and I am an experienced soccer writer at EssentiallySports. With over a year of experience at EssentiallySports, I have covered various aspects of the magnificent sport. While I strive to provide comprehensive coverage of core sports topics, I also explore off-court and entertainment subjects.
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