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Manchester United legend Roy Keane aims dig at Joey Barton following Mary Earps comment



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Manchester United legend has weighed in on Joey Barton’s controversial comments about Mary Earps with a typically well-timed dig on the former Manchester City midfielder.

Barton, 41, has regularly been in the public eye since he was sacked from the management post at Bristol Rovers in late October.

He has shared several embarrassing takes involving women involved in sports and misquoted a female commentator in his attempts to portray that they should not be involved in commentating on men’s football.

One of his most recent comments came after Manchester United Womans goalkeeper Mary Earps won the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award earlier this month.

Barton labelled the award as “more f**king nonsense” and went on to claim that he’d be able to score 100 out of 100 penalties against Earps, who saved a spot-kick in the Lionesses’ World Cup final defeat earlier this year.

Amid his new podcast launch, which has slightly over 800 followers on social media platform X, Barton has been targeting women in sports in a strange manner, and Roy Keane delivered a typically well-timed dig on him during The Overlap’s latest podcast.

During an end-of-year quiz alongside Ian Wright, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, Keane was unsure when asked who out of David Moyes at Everton or Emma Hayes at Chelsea was the longest-serving manager.

United’s former captain grabbed his phone and joked: “I might call Joey Barton. Joey would know.”

Ex-Arsenal striker Wright then confirmed the answer as Hayes when he phoned the manager himself.

Keane rarely holds any punches when on punditry duty. The Irishman challenged Virgil van Dijk’s controversial comments about United after they drew 0-0 against Liverpool earlier this month.

Fortunately, it is unlikely that Barton will have to worry about an invite to Sky Sports to respond to Keane’s quip.