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Roy Keane hits back at Erling Haaland comments with 29-word response including ‘spoilt brat’ dig



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Sky Sports pundit and Manchester United legend Roy Keane has hit back at Manchester City’s Erling Haaland with a ‘spoilt brat’ dig at the Norway international forward.

The Manchester City striker recorded yet another remarkable haul of goals on Saturday evening, scoring a first-half hat-trick en route to a total of four strikes past Wolves’ Jose Sa in securing all three points for Pep Guardiola and his side.

However, with the outcome of the contest all but finalised ahead of the full-time whistle, Pep Guardiola used the contest as an opportunity to grant the likes of Erling Haaland some early rest, withdrawing them from action with around 15 minutes remaining.

Haaland appeared to be incensed by the decision, showing his frustration as he left the pitch, during an intense exchange with manager Guardiola, and on the substitutes bench when seated next to Sergio Gomez.

Television pundit and former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane was left less than impressed by the actions of Erling Haaland, commenting on the issue 24 hours later, and after some staggering comments from the striker.

Speaking during Sky Sports’ live coverage of Liverpool against Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, Roy Keane stated on Manchester City’s number nine, “We saw (Erling) Haaland yesterday being brought off (against Wolves), not too happy, behaving like a spoilt brat.

“But because they (Manchester City) win the game and he scores goals, it’s almost forgotten about…”

The comments from Keane were likely brought about by Erling Haaland’s response to a question from Norwegian television about the pundit, to which the Manchester City forward admitted, “I don’t really care that much about that man.”

Keane has been outspoken about the footballing abilities of Erling Haaland at various points of the ongoing season, claiming that the 23-year-old has the on-the-ball abilities of a League Two striker, despite his goalscoring acumen being the best in the business.

Despite the criticism, and problems with fitness and injury at various points of the ongoing season, Erling Haaland has remained Manchester City’s most deadly player in front of goal, providing 42 goal contributions across all competitions to date.